I almost missed the strawberry picking season this year. A
short two weeks and its gone.
As luck would have it we came home from vacation
and I was able to squeeze in a few hours of hard core picking on Memorial Day
Monday with my neighbor. Robert was the lucky sitter of 4 kids while we did
some serious squatting between the rows. My glutes still hurt.
Mount Airy You Pick is 5 minutes from my house and a
wonderful family run operation. I was disappointed to hear that next year would probably
be the last as they are ready to retire and have no one to take over. It just
makes me sad and further fuels my dream of a little plot of land with a garden,
some chicks and a safe place for Lenora to run wild in the wild.
Between the 2 of us we picked 36 lbs. Nothing tastes as good
as a fresh vine ripe sun warmed strawberry. You just can’t beat it.
I froze most to use through the year and made a bowl of
homemade whipped cream for topping the rest.
What a perfect
day, great company and strawberries.