Last weekend we just managed to fit in some strawberry picking at Brooksgrove Farm before the end of their strawberry season.
The last time we visited here we were picking our pumpkins for halloween, so the kids were excited to run ahead and explore a different field.
Which way to the strawberries, girls?
Nearly there! We spy strawberry plants!
We collected our punnets from the farmer and began to pick one punnet for Granny, one for Nanny and one to keep for ourselves.
A few people commented that Danny was sensible for wearing gloves there as there were a few prickly plants growing nearby. It was actually just a coincidence that he happened to put gloves on (during a hot summer’s day?!) and we just happened to go strawberry picking.
We all got stuck straight in, trying to fill our punnets. The kids were really good at checking each strawberry. I kept having a case of “the grass is always greener”, which ever row I was in, the next row over looked to be more plentiful of strawberries!
I love Izzy’s face as she shows me another strawberry that didn’t make the grade!
The kids were delighted to see toads and crickets on the farm too.
Rebecca with a full to the brim punnet of strawberries.
As soon as a good strawberry was spotted, it was picked so I found it quite hard to take photos of them still on the forb.
Playing with toads.
Once our punnets were full, it was time for the all important weigh in! Each punnet was approximately £3.50, so it was money well spent for a lovely afternoon and also the treat of fresh strawberries.
We all left, happy with our full punnets, and went to deliver them to Granny and Nanny.
We all love strawberries on their own of course, but that aftenoon we enjoyed them with cream too. That evening the farm announced that there were no more strawberries left, so I’m relieved that we didn’t wait until Sunday to pick them.
Hopefully we can go back in August to pick some raspberries.
Have you been growing or picking strawberries yet this summer?