Thursday, July 2, 2009


I love living in Michigan this time of the year.
Fruit picking season is here!

Last Monday I took the boys to a really fun Strawberry picking Farm called,
Krupps Family Farm located in Comstock, MI.

Before we left for the farm, I read one of my all time favorite children's books to the boys. When I was a little girl I would ask my mom to read this book over and over. . .until I could recite it. The is called,

'The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear' by Don Wood

We were lucky to go with a few of our friends to the strawberry Farm.
The farmer took us on a tracker pulled hey ride to where the Strawberry picking rows were.

Once we got to our rows, the boys all got right into picking the BEST looking strawberries.

Seth Filled up his basket really good
For every strawberry he picked,
he ate a strawberry. . . and you can tell right on his face!

Isaac got really into it this year!
He had to pick the Biggest and the Best Strawberries.
He did a great job.

After we picked, we took a break and ate some Ice Cream.
There is something so very relaxing about being out in the country enjoying the outdoors. . .I loved it!

We were then able to go and feed the farm animals in the barn.

aahhh. . .
such sweet and cute Strawberries!

Now that I have many bags of strawberries here is what I plan to do with them:

-Make strawberry Jam
-Fresh Homemade Strawberry cup-cakes (I will post on my food blog when I make them)
-Freeze many of them for smoothies
-keeping the rest for snacking on and putting in oatmeal and cereal


ali said...

looks like fun! How did you find the farm?

Liz said...

Looks yummy! I can't wait until i can do stuff like this with my boys!

Lisa L. said...

I love that book, and now that you mentioned it, I have to go buy it!

Melissa said...

All I can say is yummy. We actually just checked that book out from the library a few weeks ago. It was a top toddler pick book for the summer. Very cute!

Stacey and Brody Miller said...

Yeah, I'm bummed. We missed strawberry picking season in Ohio. Glad ya'll had fun though.