We try to make it to the farm a few times a year. Usually end of Spring/early Summer to pick strawberries & then again in the Fall for pumpkin picking, corn mazes and tractor rides. It was so nice to have Henry out of school today (he's not out until the 19th of June). Chris had to work so it was just me and the 3 monkeys. I seriously cannot wait for Summer. It was great to spend the whole day with the 3 of them. No packing lunches, no rolling out of bed at the crack of dawn (a.k.a. 7:30- who am I kidding, Chris gets up & takes Henry to school- but just thinking about it makes me tired), no rushing back to pick Henry up from school, etc.,.We played around first before we went out to the strawberry fields. We fed the goats. This was my view from the bench I was sitting on. There was this contraption where you could feed the goats via a pulley that took it up to them on top of the platform. You can see just the snip-it of the goat on the left hand side of the platform OR there's always the old drop the food through the tube trick. Both equally as effective. I loaded the children into the wagon and we made the trek out to the fields. Kate & Henry picked strawberries. Charlie snacked & relaxed in the wagon. We completely missed nap time. I wish I could say the entire trip was as pleasant as this looks!We did manage to pick a small basket of semi-ripe & ripe strawberries. Henry picked 1 potato and wanted a head of cabbage, which we didn't get because we couldn't find a good one. (photo by Kate)
Besides, it was at that precise moment that Charlie started melting down. It wasn't anything that some fruit popsicles couldn't fix. And who could resist a face stained with strawberries & dirt? I obviously couldnt so it was popsicles for all!We had a great time and now I'm too tired to work on the quilt, although, I can officially say that the top is completed.
Hope you had a nice Memorial Day remembering the ones you love!