A few weeks ago Mr. H and I went strawberry pickin'! Every year for the last few years we have gone to Marble Falls to Sweet Berry Farm. In the fall we pick pumpkins and gourds (here and here) and in the springtime we pick red, ripe, juicy strawberries!
Memoria of Mangio da Sola just posted a beautiful blackberry cobbler on her blog. Go check out Memoria's blackberries! She hand picked her berries at the same farm with her mother this past weekend and it reminded me of all the photos I took of the strawberry fields so I wanted to share with you.
Mr. H and I each picked our own strawberries and quickly filled up two crates--in fact they were overflowing with ruby goodness! There's nothing better than plucking a ripe strawberry off the vine that is sun kissed and all warm and juicy inside. It's heavenly! If you've never done that then put it on your bucket list. You'll be glad you did.
At this particular farm they also have a small petting area with goats, donkeys and horses. It's a great place for field trips and photo ops. My favorite time to go is during the fall because it's cooler and they also have scarecrow stuffing, hay rides and mazes. Luckily all year round they have homemade ice cream in berry, strawberry and pumpkin flavors. yum!
If you ever get the opportunity to pick your own berries, I highly recommend you do. Then go bake something spectacular with them like this strawberry shortcake or blackberry cobbler. But be sure to savor a few all by themselves...or maybe with a little whipped cream.
Ah! Luscious strawberries how I heart thee!