On the weekend of Solstice and the first days of Summer, we spent a sunny morning picking strawberries at our local PYO farm. Just as we have done every year since Charlie was a toddler. It is part of our family summer rituals and something I insist we always do.
In the past we have always taken someone with us, my mum, Dan, friends and this year one of our good family friend and her two year old daughter Mei. As Mei sat there in the middle of the strawberry patch, stuffing warm juicy berries into her mouth, with the juice running down her, it reminded me of years past, and my own sons doing the very same.
We managed to pick about 2 kilos worth of strawberries in the end. I've already made strawberry ice-cream, strawberry meringues & cream, and have frozen the rest for Strawberry jam making later in the summer. I shall post the ice-cream recipe later in the week.
You can read our past strawberry picking visits here:
2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013
Look at the boys - my babies have grown!