Thursday, June 19, 2014

strawberry fields forever

Last night I came home from my ten hour day and cried and watched Game of Thrones(no spoilers plz I am trying to catch up) and ate Doritos. Then when Mark got home at 10:30 PM, I cried cause I miss the crap out of him and we never see each other. Then I cried because things are happening at home and we are missing them. Like I said, we have to take days one at a time out here and yesterday was a harder day to get through.
So today I was like "TODAY IS GOING TO BE A BETTER DAY, *expletive*" and I gathered my nanny children up and promised them they could listen to Gangham Style the whole drive to Larriland Farms if we could just go pick some freaking strawberries. It was the best decision of my life, probably. Especially because after the third round of Psy, I convinced them to listen to the Frozen soundtrack. 
Honestly, I love exploring this new place of ours. The town that this farm was in was the cutest stereotypical farm town. I was in awe over all of it. 

So I thought the sign said that we could fill up this whole box of strawberries for $1.97. I missed the small "per pound" written underneath. We spent $25.00 on strawberries. But you know, when you have two little boys who are literally content doing nothing and suddenly they think picking strawberries is their new career path, you're like fine, pick a million pounds of strawberries. Related: what should I do with all these freaking strawberries


Those are cherry trees over there! I will be back....


They had a little barn where they were selling these, spinach and fudge. Literally, that's it. Haha! But this was the best thing I have ever tasted. I think the description I settled on was "Imagine drinking gold.." so I mean...

It was overcast and so we weren't boiling under the sun, but I was sweating like a pig #becausehumidity. A hashtag that has begun to rule my life. Towards the end of our visit it started raining and it was the most beautiful temperature, I could have kissed it.
P.S, did you know that the strawberry picking season is only three weeks long? It ends this weekend so we caught it at the tail end. I can't wait to go back and pick cherries, peaches, blueberries/blackberries/raspberries and APPLES! 

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5 comments:

  1. Jam.. lots and lots of strawberry jam.. and it's easy, too! We also love strawberries in salads, eaten w/ sour cream and brown sugar, over oatmeal, smoothies, strawberry pie, strawberry cobbler, strawberry/rhubarb crisp, and our FAVORITE is cut up and added to quinoa with a touch of honey.. seriously SO good and I'm pretty sure I could eat it three meals a day for the rest of my life.. yumm.. :)

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  2. Taylor and I pick them in North Logan at a farm there. I love it. SO yummy and so fun. Toss them into smoothies. You can always put them in frosting, pancakes, and body scrub as well.

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  3. I would love to take the boys strawberry picking! Glad you guys had fun even though you spent a ton on them :)

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  4. that box of strawberries would be gone in a couple of days at our house, thanks to yours truly. strawberries are the best.

    xo.

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    1. strawberries are just like so SUMMER to me, ya know? That and watermelon. All totally delicious.

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