The Fruits of Our Labors

8 delicious pounds of freshly picked strawberries!

We started off the day with Anne wearing a perfectly darling outfit (that she picked out), nice and clean and bright yellow.

We got to the strawberry farm, picked up our baskets and headed out on a tractor ride out to the field – Anne was so excited about the tractor ride – and is really looking forward to pumpkin picking now because I told her she gets to ride one then too!

Here she is with her granny – she was so tickled!

Here she is after with our haul! Gotta love the strawberry stains up the dress – which did NOT come out in the wash by the way 🙂  Oh well, guess I will use more stain stick next time!

I don’t know why, but I just think this is the sweetest little picture of her…

Here she is celebrating all her berries on the tractor ride back. These are my hubby’s parents, affectionately known as Granny and Poppy.

Needless to say there has been a whole lot of berries consumed in our house this weekend, and even more have been frozen for smoothie drinks later!

What did you do this weekend?  Check in tomorrow to see how my father-in-law helped me give my home more of a “lived in” look!

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Linking up with Plum and June!

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20 Responses to The Fruits of Our Labors

  1. Kristy says:

    Yummy! We had so much fun picking berries this year too! And yes….a nicely stocked freezer for when we can’t get them at the store later! I LOVE the smiley pic of her standing above your picked boxes, precious!

  2. Debbe says:

    YUM! Soak her dress in oxy-clean and put it in the sun. or spray the stains with oxy clean and lay out in the sun.

  3. Lisa L. says:

    Delicious strawberries and an adorable little girl!! Cannot wait to see you guys again! 🙂

  4. Sondra says:

    LOVE the images of the strawberries and of course, Anne, Granny and Poppy!!!!!!!! Absolutely adorable. What a very special day you all had!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for making “my” day with these pictures! xxx

  5. Mrs.Pickles says:

    how yummy!! looks like everyone had a great time too!

  6. Carrie P. says:

    nothing like fresh strawberries. when i saw that cute yellow dress, I thought “Oh no! strawberry stains here we come.” Try some OXYclean, don’t put the dress in the dryer. Just keep trying the oxyclean each time you wash it but don’t dry. It might work.

  7. Snoodles says:

    Aw, who cares about the stains….ya got some warm and wonderful memories! 🙂 Heehee! I so seriously need grandkids….I digress. You are right, it’s a darling outfit and she looks adorable! Love the pictures with granny and grandpa, and her celebration is so sweet! Looking forward to seeing what your dad-in-law did for your house! Hugs! 🙂

  8. sandyb says:

    Oh my, it looks like you all had such a fun day especially Anne and those berries look so good. Its good to see such a smile on her little face. Looking forward to your posts!!!!

  9. MarciaW says:

    She is so clean compared to my grandnieces when they go into the field to pick veges and fruits. When they pick our strawberries, they run the hose to wash and eat them long before they return to the house.

  10. Flying Blind says:

    Damn you strawberry stains!
    Fun though 🙂

  11. Karin says:

    One of my girls’ fondest memories (or so they say NOW) was of every Memorial Day weekend growing up, when I’d take them out to the fields and we’d pick – 1 for the bucket, 1 for me, 1 for the bucket, 2 for me…and so on! Then we’d get home all tired out, but by next morning, I’d always have all the berries (pounds and pounds of ’em) washed, dried & debris removed…then they could each have a friend over (and they usually both chose the same boy!) and we’d all, and I mean ALL, pitch in and make strawberry jam! The friends always went home with a few pints, the girls each chose one to enter in the county fair, and the rest all went into the pantry. Oh, those were the days. It warms my heart to hear that my grandkids are now enjoying this little tradition, even tho we are a half a country away, they still call to tell me about how “mama says y’all used to take her when she was our ages..” SOOOO cute, and something we’ll always remember, and you’ll think of this day every time you see those berry stains! (I’d leave ’em in, just to enjoy the day over & over!)

  12. Katy says:

    Glad you all had so much fun, and sure, half the fun of pick your own is eating your own weight in berries as you go 😉

  13. Connie says:

    Anne looks so cute and happy, I think she likes berry picking! Cute little outfit and maybe you can applique over the stains! Enjoy your strawberries!

  14. Susan says:

    Love the pictures! 8 pounds of berries, yum! They looks so perfect, too. I would have made simply fruit jam. =) After I ate my fill, of course!

  15. ChrissieD says:

    Just look how much fun she’s having, that’s really brightened my day 🙂

  16. Anita says:

    Strawberries are the best! Full of antioxidants and freeze so well for smoothies!

  17. Vicki says:

    Yummy! We love strawberries around here! My kids would go nuts with all those around the house. Anne is such a cutie!

  18. Gene Black says:

    I wish I had a place to go pick strawberries. the strawberry crops here are already gone. Looks like y’all had fun.

  19. Barb N says:

    A great day, indeed! Wonderful pictures. It looks like Oregon country? Annie’s absolutely adorable.

  20. Beth says:

    Great pics! Looks a fun time.

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