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Picking My Own

My friends from round the corner found out that I’d never been fruit picking, so on Saturday we all trooped off to the nearby Pick Your Own farm to get some strawberries!

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Here be strawberries!

There were also some very nice flowers planted along the way.

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Here’s the fruits of my labours (pun intended).

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Just Β£1.65!

And here’s the finished article. Very tasty, and enough left over to take some to my mum and dad.

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  1. August 25, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Huh! It’s what you leave out here that seems important to me. How many had you actually eaten before you weighed and checked out? And do you ever want to do it again? And is that Cornish ice cream?

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    • August 25, 2014 at 7:44 am

      I would never eat before weighing, that would be naughty πŸ™‚ I’ll probably go again at some point! The ice cream on this occasion was just standard Wall’s low-fat vanilla.

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      • August 25, 2014 at 10:52 am

        of course! of course! of course! (to all three answers) πŸ™‚

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  2. NotAPunkRocker
    August 25, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Mmm, strawberries. πŸ™‚ I took a look at the website and it seems raspberries are next. Yum!

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    • August 25, 2014 at 7:46 am

      Yes, strawberries are nearing the end of the season so the raspberries are up next. Or I could just wander round the hedgerows and pick blackberries for free πŸ™‚

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  3. August 25, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Ali, Sounds like a winner of an afternoon. Great that you now live close to your parents. That dish of strawberries and ice cream make me hungry for the same. πŸ™‚ —Susan

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    • August 25, 2014 at 7:47 am

      The strawberries were really tasty, much better than supermarket ones. I still have a couple left for this evening πŸ™‚

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  4. Lyn
    August 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Oh yummolla. Strawberries and ice cream. Fresh picked is always best πŸ™‚

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    • August 25, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Definitely, these strawberries were extremely tasty and not very expensive either!

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  5. August 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Did you pick some flowers for your mom? Could you sample as you pick?

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    • August 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      I left the flowers alone – they were planted rather than wild. I picked some strawberries for my mum, though.
      I think “sampling” would be frowned upon!

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      • August 25, 2014 at 2:58 pm

        Aw about the flowers. I’m sure sampling would have been frowned upon.

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  6. August 25, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    We sometimes go apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. Lots of orchards and pumpkin patches. At Christmas, if we are ambitious (which these days, we are not), there’s a tree farm down the block. In case we want to pick our own tree, too!

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    • August 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      This place has redcurrants, rhubarb and raspberries too, depending on the season. I’ll have to go again!

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  7. August 25, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I lived in Oregon for a couple of years with my first husband, and there were wild blackberries everywhere. We often went picking. He almost always ended up with a poison oak rash, but I never did.

    Huh. That made me smile much bigger than I thought it would…

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    • August 26, 2014 at 7:00 am

      We have wild blackberries in the hedgerows of Cornwall too. We used to go out with Mum and Dad when we were little picking them.

      Heh heh πŸ™‚

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  8. August 26, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Never done it either. Sounds like fun.

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    • August 27, 2014 at 6:43 am

      It was, and the strawberries were delicious.

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  9. August 28, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    ahhh…strawberry picking is so fun! I brought my kids on so many different fruit picking adventures they were sick to death of it…I on the other hand could never go enough! Fun, eh
    ps. Love your Blue Willow bowl!

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    • August 29, 2014 at 6:32 am

      It was fun! My friends’ kids love it (apart from my Godson, who’s only 7 months old and slept through the entire thing!).

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