Berry Pickin' With the Girls

June 27, 2011

Holding her Hair out of her face2 BLOG
On Saturday we went to a local Berry Farm with my Mom to do some picking!

Schmidt's Berry Farm COLLAGE2
This was our first trip to Schmidt's Berry Farm, and I have to say that we were very impressed with how much they had to offer.......not to mention that the place was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

A berry and a basket BLOG
It is actually a little late in the season for Strawberries, there were not many left, but we managed to find some that looked good.

Sarah Walking Through The Berry Farm COLLAGE
Sarah was on a mission the minute we hit the fields..... it was game on for her and I have to admit, she was a very good and patient "picker".

Reagan Running Across the field COLLAGE
She even hijacked my Mom's giant basket so she could fit more berries....and then very happily passed off the tiny basket to Reagan....... who did get a little distracted from time to time and tried to dart across the field when she thought we weren't looking.

Reagan Picking Collage
We finally got her to actually pick a berry and she was very proud of herself. As soon as she realized what she did she started to giggle and gave us that little look where she scrunches up her nose....... we love that face:)

Blue Berries in the palm of her hand Collage
After we finished picking Raspberries and Strawberries, we were going to head to the Cherry trees, but detoured through the blueberry patch. They were not quite ready, but we had to stop..........

Reagan Eating COLLAGE
because a certain someone was starting to get hungry and blueberries are one of her favorite fruits! How many do you think she managed to stuff into her mouth in that first photo? I am guessing about 5..... She was eating them faster than we could pick them.

Reagan was in blueberry heaven......and we practically had to drag her away from that blueberry bush. Actually, my Mom had to grab a handful of berries to take along with us in order to get her to start walking...and it worked like a charm.

Sarah and reagan at the berry barn Collage
We made a quick stop back at the barn and traded our baskets for some boxes.

I didn't take too many photos by the Cherry Trees.... We could have used an extra set of hands. We were on a ladder looking directly up at the sun trying to reach the branches for the best cherries and watch the girls at the same time. Not an easy task by any means.

Bing Cherries BLOG
Even though it was difficult, we were successful in getting at least one big box full.

Freshly Picked COLLAGE
By the time we were done picking Cherries, the girls had completely hit the wall....and we knew it was time to pack it up and head back to pay for all of our fresh fruit.

We had such a great time on the berry farm.......and there is really nothing like fruits and vegetables that are that fresh.

My Mom and I have already made plans to go back after we return from Cape Cod. Blueberries will be in their prime by then and I love them.......almost as much as Reagan does.

So far the only thing that has been made with the berries, was a homemade sour cherry pie. My Mom made it yesterday and it was DELICIOUS! I am not sure what I am going to do with everything we picked..... I might need to squeeze some baking in this week. If you have a favorite recipe, be sure to let me know. I am always up for something new!

~Hope you all have a Happy Monday~


Tammie T. said...

What a neat experience! Beautiful photos as always! Sweet post to wake up to.

elliotts said...

Great photos, I can't wait to share this with Tatum next year!


Nicolasa @ {My}Perspective said...

Looks like a wonderful time! Lovely photos!

Unknown said...

Love the picture of Reagan scrunching up her nose!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

For fun!! this is definately a fond memory of mine as a kid, my dad and I went every year. I love how your pictures document the day and your kids will have those memories just like me. Funny how the simple things are what we remember. Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures and of course the girls are always adorable!!

Everything Beautiful Shay said...

Such a beautiful day~ just going to say I think some cobblers are in order. :) The girls were so sweet in all your images!!! Just precious!!!

frogglet said...

Those all look delicious! I love Reagan's cheeks all filled with Blueberries, too cute. Give her a kiss from Chloe, she loves to look at the blog and see her Chenzhou sister.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures of such a great day! =)

Briana's Mom said...

I love berry picking!! What a fun trip! Love all the beautiful photos.

Bri and I are going blueberry picking on Friday. I am so excited!

Jewels of My Heart said...

What a special day..... your girls, the berries and your photos are just lovely....

3 Peanuts said...

What gorgeous photos!!! I am SO SO SO envious. That is one of the worst things about living here. Up north we could so apple and berry picking. They really don't have that here. Big frown:( But i am happy for you. Y'all look like you had a fabulous time making memories and gathering delicious fruit.

Jen said...

That is a great experience for your girls. They will have such good memories. Looks like tons of fun and yum... you have made me hungry!

Jboo said...

What a fun time and gorgeous photos! Such adorable girlies! Enjoy that fruit! Pie sounds very good!


Marla said...

Yep, I'm with Kim, we don't have cool spots like that here. Looks like you girls had a wonderful time!! Love the scrunchy nose smile on Miss Priss, she just keeps getting cuter and cuter. We must Skype soon!!

Mimi said...

Gorgeous photos of the girls and the fruits! I feel I could reach out to the computer screen and pick those raspberries! Yum!
I planted bushes (mothers' day gifts) ad they've started to fruit, so each morning I'm out checking, average 4 raspberries a day, blueberries not ripe yet, but looks like a good crop.
Favourite recipe..I do have one for blueberries and you'll love it, will email it now! mimi

Sharon said...

Love, Love, LOVE these!!!!!!!!!! I usually have my volume off on my computer but it's up now...and hearing my fav song (Dream) playing along while looking at this post??? Pure JOY!

melifaif said...

Fabulous, fabulous photos. Thanks for sharing them with us....Cherries are my favorite.

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

What a sweet and fun post! Oh my...the photos of the berries were so colorful they made my mouth water. Your girls are always adorable as ever...and always coordinating so nicely...and even matched the berry baskets. :)

Life is berry sweet!

Love and blessings,

Gina Kleinworth said...

What a positively delightful day!

Debbie said...

Wonderful colours in these pics Lisa! Loving that little crinkled nose of Reagan's!

Jodee said...

It looks like the girls had loads of fun picking berries! I wanted to pick strawberries this year but we couldn't get there in the four short weeks they were open! Maybe next year!

ellieshine said...

oh gosh. i love all these photos. the girls look adorable. and the berries yummy. i need to find a place to pick some berries!!!

xo ellie

DiJo said...

I just love these. The colors are PERFECT!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE come to China with me. I will meet you in Nanjing on August 8th or August 15th!!! There's a special little girl that needs you to take her photos on "Gotcha" day!!!


Catherine said...

What fun to find a farm with such a variety of berries! Your girls look adorable wandering amongst all the delicious summer goodness!

Gail said...

What a great place you found to pick berries! Love them all, and especially miss R's expressions. She sums up how she felt being there so well!!

Our strawberries here are almost gone too. You reminded me about the blueberries coming in soon. North of us, they are known for their sour cherries.:)


snekcip said...

Your girls are gorgeous, your photography is beautiful and those fruit are scrumptious looking!!

I one day hope to acquire your photography skills! Every picture is sharp and crisp! You touch my 5 senses with this post!

Kayce said...

What a fabulous day! Berry picking is so much fun with little ones and it looks like the girls just loved it! Loving the updated look on the blog too...beautiful!

Karli @ The Bonnie 5 said...

Oh Lisa...these are just GORGEOUS! I nearly laughed out loud at the picture of Reagan (escaping) across the field - LOL! That is SO Livia! And the scrunched up nose - oh my!

Sarah looks absolutely precious; I love her dress. What a wonderful time you guys must have had!

Thank you so much for your sweet, sweet comments on my blog. That storm was crazy. Doron keeps getting upset just thinking about it.

Have a wonderful Tuesday! ♥

Anonymous said...

Awesome photos. They are gorgeous!!

ww said...

Love Reagan's smile!

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