picking strawberries ~

Do you have a childhood memory of picking strawberries?  When I was a kid, many moons ago, my memories of picking berries were mainly grabbing a cup out of the cupboard and heading down the driveway and going along the old highway picking wild strawberries along the ditch line.  It took quite a while to fill my little cup with the wild berries.

Fortunately, for my daughter and her daughters ... they get to head out to the patch on the edge of the garden to fill their container... and it doesn't take hours to fill.  Here's what they had picked in about 10 minutes time.

Staci has a beautiful little patch of ever-bearing strawberries that keeps them in berries all summer long right up until it freezes in the fall.  That makes this little berry picker very happy!

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. The strawberries look yummy---and that little precious granddaughter is gorgeous.

  2. How wonderful to have strawberries so close at hand! Yum!

  3. No memories of strawberries growing up. Now we live just south of the Strawberry Capital of Texas.

  4. Oh those strawberries look unbelievably good. That little girl does not know how lucky she is to be able to go out in the garden and pick some. A neighbor of ours in Salt Gulch had lots of rasberry bushes, and were they wonderful.

  5. Now that is a lot of berries. I do remember berry safaries as a child with a pie or sweet berries over ice cream as a reward.
    What a cutie berry picker.

  6. To be honest, until right now zi did not know the wild strawberries were good to eat. Just as soon as this rain stops I'm gonna try some. And I just ate a fourth of a watermellon!!! hahahaha

    Beautiful picture, and the one of berries ain't bad. hahaha. Love your entry. Hope all is well otherwise and you are being good to Slim.

    It is a pretty berry patch.
    Love from down here,\Sherry & jack

  7. OMG they look so good! I could eat strawberries everyday and not get tired of them! Super cute pic of Bailey Bug.
    'love & hugs from afar'

  8. I love wild stawberries and have memories from childhood of going out to pick them...your strawberries are beautiful!

  9. Those strawberries look great. I have great memories of picking them as a kid.

  10. I can smell them!! Our wild strawberries are abundant this year and mowing over them makes us hungry!

  11. Amazing.....
    I used to grow strawberries many years ago. I remember picking them in the early mornings so the kids could have fresh strawberries for breakfast....
    So good getting to know you.

  12. Yes, we had church members who had a strawberry patch in middle Tennessee. Wonderful memories of that time when I was 11 - 13 years old. You two are making fine memories for your grandloves.