My birthday's tomorrow (last year of my twenties, yikes!) which gave me the perfect amount of leverage I needed in order to get the husband to go strawberry picking with a few of the girls and their men yesterday! (Birthday blackmail for the win!) So we all loaded up in two cars and drove out to Broer's organic u-pick farm.
The gang picking in the fields
Strawberries, strawberry flowers, and the mud they live in
Raspberry bushes in bloom
Me and my berry bounty
Raspberries waiting for a sunny day to ripen
Boxes o' bees containing bits o' honey
Cool old farm equipment
The old scale and a sign awaiting marionberry season
A good time was had by all! My one friend planned on making jam but I had more immediate uses for my strawberries... Strawberry shortcake! More on that later though.
I can't wait to go back in a few weeks when the blackberries are ripe! Mmmmm, they're my favorite!