Saturday, 14 July 2012

Strawberry Fields Forever

When the forecast is showers, it's difficult to know where to go for a day out! This weekend we have had our nieces and nephew to stay. I figured if we were going to go out in the rain and mud, we may as well go out for something we can eat! So a trip to Gorst Hill Farm seemed the perfect destination.

Pick your own fruit!
Neither myself, David nor the kids (Ellen, Maria and Sam) had been before, so this was a brand new experience for us all.
We chose to pick strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries. I think strawberries were our favourite as we picked far more of those!
The kids couldn't wait to get the punnets weighed so we could get home to wash the fruit and introduce it to ice cream.
It may have rained a little and we may have had to tackle muddy pathways, but we had a fun time and something far more satisfying than a fridge magnet to take home as a souvenir - even if it didn't last long!

27 comments :

Berni said...

Love the honesty box. Maybe we should have one of those at work!! Kids have really grown.

Peggy Meckling said...

Cute family. Cute blog. I just found you through Debbiedoo's. I'm your newest follower and a fellow newbie!

knitnrun said...

That made my mouth water!!! I too love the honesty box! I wonder if people are honest!

Planet Penny said...

Ooh yum, and so good for children to have the chance to find out that all food doesn't necessarily come from the supermarket!

Mythillogical said...

Great idea for a day out even in this weather. I love gooseberries.

Wendy said...

Pick your own is a brilliant idea, especially with kids. I love that honesty box and it's lovely to see the kids tucking into what they've picked themselves x

Ginx Craft said...

When we go fruit picking I tell my children we may get weighed on the way out.

JayNic Knit Knacks said...

OOOh that looks like a lot of fun. Glad you enjoyed it. The kids look like they had great fun.
Strawberries and icecream sounds good. Shame I have neither :(

20 Going on 80 said...

OMG. I'm so jealous of this fruit picking bananza. I'd go absolutely crazy if I went...and pick those trees raw.


Just found your blog through last week's blog hop...it's darling! I can't wait to scour the rest of your blog! :)

Caroline Nash said...

A beautiful day for fruit picking, something not done in a few years but nothing better

Kristine @ The Foley Fam {unedited} said...

Hello! Found you thru Brooke's blog! We haven't gone strawberry picking in for.eve.er! Looks like a blast! Looking forward to following your blog!

the cape on the corner said...

what a great family day that looks like!

Randalin. said...

Strawberries taste so much better when you pick them yourself!

Nicholl Vincent said...

how fun! strawberry picking is on my buket list this summer :)

come say hello at nichollvincent.blogspot.com

have a great day!

fatmonica said...

Looks like a brilliant day out!

Kathy said...

Looks like you had a great time! Hi, I'm your newest follower from Covered in Grace linky party. :)

Shannon said...

I love your photos--just great! I also like the honesty box. They put kids on the scale in the cherry orchards here before they pick, then after. :) I have not heard of anybody picking gooseberries since I was a kid, so I have to say I am a little jealous!

ZukieStyle said...

oooh yummy making me hungry just looking! I LOVE strawberries :) The kids look like they had a great time too despite the rain x

Debbiedoo's said...

You guys are just too cute. Love strawberry pickin. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party. Enjoy!

Free Spirit Designs said...

pick your own is the best! i have v fond memories of doing it as a child :)

looks like you had a lovely day despite the dodgy weather! x

Sarah said...

That looks like so much fun! We're going to have to try it!

I'm a new follower from the spicy link up!
http://pampereddaughterthriftywife.blogspot.com/

Sarah

Recipes We Love said...

we dot get that many options on berries here.. how fun

Mandi said...

This looks like such a fun adventure. I'm sure it will be a great memory to treasure. (and I LOVE the honesty box lol)

♥ Shar said...

Hi, I'm Shar!
Your newest follower from the blog hop!
Looks like you all enjoyed your time there! We have a few strawberry farms around here too!

xoxo ♥ -Shar
http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

momto8blog said...

sooooo fun! and so healthy and so delicious and so memorable!!
lovely pictures.
I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.

Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly said...

We went raspberry picking a couple weeks ago. It was so fun! Thanks for linking up with the Weekend Blog Walk! :) New follower.

Evelyn said...

I remember when I was little my mother would take me berry picking:) I have great memories of it and now you have given nieces and nephew a great day to remember:)
Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays