Sunday, June 29, 2008

Strawberry Picking

Today...we went strawberry picking. We would have gone yesterday with those people that got 16lbs of strawberries, but we were busy installing bamboo floors. Well, we picked 7 lbs of strawberries and probably ate 1lb while we were there. It was probably too hot out to pick them as the sun was beating down on us and felt like 90 degrees and humid. It seems to have aged our strawberries faster than we anticipated, so we will just have to eat more of them in a shorter time frame.
We took turns watching Keira while the other person picked. At first, she literally just wanted to roll around in the dirt and hay...something every kid does, so it was fine by us. Then she realized that the red things were for eating and began a frantic search for anything red she could find, even the squished ones off of the ground - they would be softer and easier to chew of course. If Tanya gave her one, she would drop it on the ground, wash it in dirt and then pop it in her mouth...stem, leaves and all. A minute later she would spit it back into her hand and proceed to walk around with it for awhile and then drop it on the dirt for some extra dipping sauce and pop it back into her mouth.
She even decided to try the green strawberries that were just beginning to sprout...something about them being baby strawberries and Keira being a baby/toddler maybe?
She also loves wagons...sitting in them, but mostly pushing, pulling or anything else she can think of...hence why she loved that toy from her uncle.
Oh yeah...being that I am such a great husband and Tanya always complains that I never bake a dessert with fruit in it and now we have an abundance of strawberries on hand, I decided to make Strawberry Shortcake for her. I made the biscuits from Bisquik. Cut up some strawberries for topping, mashed up some strawberries for sauce, added some water and cool whip and she was in heaven...


Caroline said...

haha I love the pictures, especially the one with strawberry all over her face. And that strawberry shortcake looks delicious!

MommyKW said...

Looks good! Yum! I love strawberries and strawberry shortcake! Keira looks hilarious! haha!

alexish5 said...

Your strawberry shortcake sounds yummy!

Love the overalls on Keira! How appropriate for visiting a farm. =)