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We have quite the history of going and picking strawberries. We’ve gone with the great-grandparents, when N was E’s age, and with some bigger girls (when it was super hot!) Why? Well, in addition to showing how strawberries grow and where they come from, I like to make a strawberry pie every year. Last year, we didn’t make it because of the picking hours and short/early season, so when I saw a time available when I could take the girls, we went.

Strawberry picking

Of course, E wanted some more freedom, but she’ll get over it.

And, these two are pretty good at picking them now (instead of squishing them). They didn’t even eat any (so we could take them home and rinse them off first).

strawberry picking

{Yes, they dress themselves!}

Later that night, we went home and I made my strawberry pie for the year. It wasn’t my best, but that didn’t stop N from getting it out of the fridge and helping herself to a piece without asking.

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  1. Aww, this is one of my favorite memories from my childhood. 🙂 Sadly, I only get around to it once every year or two now.

    1. We’ve never made it more than once a year, either. It’s a little too far and usually too hot!

  2. I have been wanting to go pick strawberries this year. Looks like a blast.

    1. So much fun. I think I found this one through a state “you pick” them site.

    1. It’s tons of fun and rewarding…especially if it’s not too hot.

    1. Oh, you have to! It’s my favorite. I’m a pie girl over a cake girl.

  3. We plan on going picking this Wed I can’t wait.

  4. i think i have been strawberry picking once in my life..
    i dont even know where there is to go up near here…

    1. It’s not too far at all. Harry Stacy farms (they are on Facebook)….not sure exactly where you are, but it’s about 15 minutes from church:)

  5. Too funny that she decided to help herself. Will has been doing things like that lately. Looks like it was a great day to go pick strawberries with the girls!

    1. I wasn’t too impressed considering it was breakfast time! But, I guess she took some initiative, and that’s good.

  6. Mmmm…. fresh strawberry pie! It doesn’t get much better than that!

  7. We love strawberry picking!

    And my girls also dress themselves…sometimes their sense of style makes me cringe but I decided long ago that it wasn’t a battle worth fighting!

    1. Same here. As long as it’s weather appropriate and their shoes are good, I’m fine. Not worth fighting about.

  8. yummy yummy! I LOVE strawberries – looks like fun!

  9. I have been wanting to go strawberry picking and even apple picking for the longest. It just always sounded fun to me. Looks like you all had a fabulous time!! Love the pictures.

    1. You should look up a place. And, apples are more in September..so you have time to find a place…Elijay!

  10. I have never picked strawberries before. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Catherine says:

    Love strawberry picking, used to do that with my mom too!

  12. Cassandra Eastman says:

    It looks like you all had so much fun! We’ve never been to a strawberry farm, I need to see if there is one near us because we go through strawberries SO fast! And farm fresh are the best 🙂

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