Yesterday, we went berry picking....black raspberries, to be exact. We had a great time! We went to a big berry farm about 25 miles away. It is one of the biggest berry farms on this side of the Mississippi.
Even though this is a fun activity, it's pretty educational. I fielded a ton of questions from my son about how the farm works and why the plant things the way they do. I like that they learn where food comes from (not the grocery store). They are learned how much work it is to pick a small basket of berries like those we might buy. : )
It was a beautiful day....we have had a heat wave and after some rainstorms the night before, the weather was in the mid-80s with a nice cool breeze.
At one point, my son found what he called "Berry City." He really liked finding good spots that had a lot of berries.
We had to coach our girl on which berries to pick.....NOT the red ones, just the black ones. : ) She spent a bit of time blowing the dandelion puffs....
Here is a pic she took of me..
We had a nice picnic lunch under a tree before doing a little more picking. Here is a shot of the field from our lunch spot.
We ended up with berry fingers......
....and a nice haul of fresh berries.