Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hello, Strawberries!



With a very mild winter and an early spring strawberries are in season and are ready to pick up. 
This morning I decided to skip the gym and went to the Wild Things Farm (6 miles from home) to pick some fresh strawberries. I defended myself with a though that I would still have some workout (crawling on my knees, lifting not to heavy buckets) and a good dose of vitamin D (which I can't get at the gym!)


Rows of inviting red drops on each side...


Cute one


Another pretty ones


It took me about 30 minutes to fill up those two buckets, and I wasn't rushing myself


Is there anything can be fresher than this?!


The Wild Things Farm: I had my yoga mat in the car... the place is inviting...


I came home and was "greeted" by my sweet peas...


My favorite...


Have a great day, my friends! 
Come back for more Stroberieada!


See you,
Marina

28 comments:

  1. Wow, so delicious! I love strawberries!!!!

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    1. I love raspberries more, but strawberries are good in jams. Or pies...

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  2. I absolutely love strawberries, they look so delicious! I have been buying strawberries in the store, while not fresh off the plant, they are still delicious :) This weekend, I am going to be making strawberry infused vodka, I cannot wait!!

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    1. What are you making? Vodka? Tel me more about it, please (I well keep it a secret!)

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  3. Oh, I'm envious of your gorgeous fresh berries!!! They look perfect!

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    1. Thanks Lizzy. I've heard that this farm is run by one of the doctors from the local hospital, and the whole family does actually work on the farm. Wow, when do they have time?! I am going to check next time I am there this fact. Farm is very close, about 8 miles from my house. They also have fresh herbs. I got some mint - it perfumed my car and my home.

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  4. How lovely to be able to pick up your own strawberries on a sunny day. It is such a yummy fruit and so versatile too. I might pop over to the shops soon...Yummy!!!

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    1. Thanks Alida! The strawberries recipe are buzzing in my head! :)

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  5. must have been such a fun exercise.. the pics are awesome :)

    Ongoing Event : WTML

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    1. Thanks Rasi! Yes, it was a delightful trip!

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  6. Such a wonderful time of the year - I love the sight of those beautiful strawberries!

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    1. Isn't it beautiful? I couldn't take my eyes off those strawberries, hanging almost over the bed.

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  7. MMMM love love strawberries. My grandmother grew the most amazing strawberries so I always think of her when I see or eat strawberries.

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    1. My grandmother grew strawberries too, and they smelled soooo good.

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  8. I LOVE STRAWBERRIES!! Can never get enough of them.. and I have always wanted to go berry picking but seem to miss it everytime.. I am just smiling like a mad person in my work cubicle right now.. Is that even right?!? LOL.. Such pretty photos and love the Sweet Peas too.. they are like little pixies in the garden.. ;). Cheers, Jo

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  9. woww.....fresh n lipsmacking strawberries...am droooooooling here..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  10. Ah the climates are just so different, my sweetpeas are just shooting no where near in flower and as for strawberries they are just starting to flower now...

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    1. It is unusual even for this region to have such an early spring. But we don't complain (unless there is tornado watch or warning, that's scary!)

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  11. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! :D

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  12. I am thrilled when strawberry season comes! I am trying to set up a trip with a couple of friends - the nearest farm is an hour a way! We'd have such fun! I have enjoyed my visit and am your newest follower,
    Kathy

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    1. I had another trip planed with my friend, but ended up going by myself and it was fun too, there are so many people you can meat on the farm and have a good time.

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  13. that is a lot of strawberries!! yum. good for you...a great way to spend an afternoon!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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    1. Thanks you! I did follow you back. :)

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  14. They look beautiful but we'll have to wait a while for fresh ones here. Lucky you!

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    1. Look at this from another angle: when you enjoy your strawberries, we would envy you! :)

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