Inspired by a picture I saw on facebook, I did a quick google for the closest Pick Your Own farm, and two days later, we set off, the wind in our hair, the sun on our faces. 3 very happy ladies. :)
We were greeted in the shop, by a lovely lady who pointed us in the direction of the right field. Chosen Hill grow Strawberries, Gooseberries, Raspberries, Redcurrants, and Blackcurrants, so you wanna make sure you're headed for the right fruit. ;)
And we walked past a wild flower meadow that was practically humming with life. So many butterflies!
On our way out, we spotted this rusting trailer, and I couldn't resist a quick snap.
Being farm girls, we have at least some understanding of where our food comes from, and what goes into producing it, but it was so great to see some kids there learning about farming, and food production (and the squeals of joy floating across the farm suggested they were having as good a time as we were!)
We headed home, Beyonce on the radio, reminiscing about the times our mamma took us to Pick Your Own as kids, and how we ate all the fruit before we came to pay, and how I used to hate strawberries, because they were red like tomatoes, so I assumed they tasted the same. obviously.
It was a really lovely way to spend an hour or so, and I absolutely recommend it if you're looking for a way to pass a few of those long summer hours during the holidays (and why not use a few more after and whip up a cake or a pudding with the fruit you pick?)
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