Friday, June 12, 2020

Strawberry Picking

Happy Fri-YAY!!

Many of our favorite events have been cancelled this year, but I'm happy to report that strawberry picking was still an option for us.  It's outdoors and everyone can spread out.  We took the whole family on a little road trip up to our favorite spot in Rosedale, IN.  Ditzler Orchard is our favorite place for strawberries, apples, cider and pumpkins.

I've taken the kids strawberry picking for the past 3 years, but Kevin's always had to work.  This year he's working from home much more and was able to get away with us.  The weather was gorgeous yesterday - cool and sunny.  It was the perfect time to head to the strawberry patch.

Olive and Fletcher LOVED it.  They taught Kevin how to pick berries an easily filled their mouths and baskets.  We can home with tons of berries.

Leo HATED it.  He didn't care for his sun hat.  It was too windy.  He didn't want his paci.  Didn't like riding in the wrap I was wearing.  You name it and he wasn't a fan.  He was just grumpy about the whole event.  Good thing berry picking is quick.  He's just like his big brother.  Fletcher cried almost the entire first time we came here with him.  Maye he'll enjoy it more next year when he can get some of the berries :)

We all agreed that eating warm berries in the sunshine was delicious.  The berries just taste better when they're freshly picked.

We've enjoyed finding fun ways to eat our berries - strawberry lemonade was a bit hit with dinner, fresh strawberries and bowls of berries + whipped cream.

Hope you have a sweet weekend!  See you back here on Monday :)


  1. So fun! Your berries and whipped cream looks YUMMY. Our berry picking opened the weekend that lockdown began so I missed it. I was sooo bummed. And I feel so badly for the farm! I wonder what they did... So glad Kevin got to come along, having the dads at home has been such a blessing. Jon’s office reopens on Monday and I’m dreading having him gone again!

  2. What a fun outing, and the strawberries look delicious! Poor little Leo. I imagine he'll have some grumpy moments in the coming months/years as he goes on big brother/sister activities. :) Hope you have a good weekend!

  3. So much fun! We missed strawberry picking this year but I hope to go blueberry picking!


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