Since reading all about my lovely friend Ellie from The Mummy Diary and her trip Strawberry picking and remembering my pledge I made for my #52LittleThings with AXA PPP healthcare to enjoy seasonal foods it was a must that at least some of us would make it to be gatherers of some deliciously juicy seasonal fruits!
Since it was way too long since Ellie and had a catch up we decided that fruit picking and a picnic would be idea for the tots and for us too and with a picnic and cake it really was going to be a good outing … and I certainly wasn’t wrong!
With temperamental weather over the previous few days, on the morning of our picking party we headed off to the field smothered in red hot sunshine and no rain clouds in sight!
On arriving it was so great to see Ellie and her beautiful daughter and Joshua was so excited at seeing his friend again!
We set off with our empty punnets but I have to say Joshua was more than excited when we realised that there were real life strawberries on the plants .. although being somewhat obsessed with the ‘white’ ones he soon got into the picking lark, swiftly followed by the pinching! …. he was mesmerised by the fact he could take one from the plant and pop it straight in his mouth, it really was a joy to see his inquisitive face in the delights of the PYO field.
Having said that I did have to tell him to stop after the first 8 Strawberries as I am sure the field owner would have been mightily peeved with such greed but the magic of the PYO had him fully in its sights and to be able to witness that I will be grateful!
We even squeezed in some raspberry picking and we gained some rhubarb along the way too! …. but the icing on the already pretty fab day was the picnic in the field after some seriously fantastic fruit finding! … Massive thank you to Ellie for her superb cakes and peanut butter creation (that she just has to blog so I can try and make it) I promise next time it won’t be so long till we meet up.
This may have been our first pick your own adventure Joshua and I .. but It won’t be our last!