Yesterday afternoon we took C to a local ‘pick your own’ farm. I love strawberries in the summer and although supermarket strawberries taste ok you don’t get many in a punnet, and because C thoroughly enjoyed picking his own pumpkin last October.
We’re really lucky to have a farm literally down the road. Once we arrived we collected a punnet and went off to find the strawberry patch (there were loads!)
We had SO much fun. It’s funny how a simple little half an hour doing something so simple can be so enjoyable. I loved watching C’s rummaging through the bushes and watching his little face get all excited when he found a nice big ripe strawberry.
It didn’t take us long to fill the punnet and to be honest, I wasn’t planning on filling it all the way up but he was having so much fun.
We took our filled goods back to the little farm shop and I was expecting to pay around £6/7 for the amount we had. I didn’t mind too much seeing as it wasn’t often we did it and we really did enjoy it. But to my complete surprise, they only weighed in at £3.90!!!! I was shocked and how cheap they were – for fresh strawberries – I could even smell them they were so strong, that’s something I don’t get from shop bought ones.
I’m definitely going to get my strawberries from now on this way. They taste so much better and because the farm isn’t too far and it didn’t take us too long to pick them, I’d rather once a week pop along and pick my own. Plus it’s nice to support a local farm.
I’ve linked up with Katie and Donna on ‘The Ordinary Moments’ link up.
The Ordinary Moments #2
C is now 2yrs 4 months and just recently he’s become more interested in sitting and playing with his toys. It has been lovely watching him sitting down, role playing with his train set, farm set or his most recent present … his little wooden boys house.
I am sat here on this Tuesday morning watching him happily playing away, chatting away to himself and every now and again he’ll look up to tell me what he’s doing.
It’s nice and quiet because the television is off so he has no distractions and his big sister is at school. It’s times like this that makes me sad that in a year or so he’ll be away off to pre-school. I will no longer have him at home with me all day everyday, so I am making the most of these precious times whilst I can.
I have linked up with
The Ordinary Moments!
Painting never grows old. C & I were the only two up for a good few hours this morning. He woke early (6.15am) and instead of the whole house being up I bought him downstairs. After he had his milk & cereal I decided to do something we haven’t done in a long time. I grabbed the paints & loads of paper and we both sat for almost two hours painting away.
He absolutely loved it – it was not only fun for him but we made it educational too, he was telling me what colours he was using. He also was learning to share as well – he would dip the paintbrush into a colour and handed it over to me … “Here you go Mummy” for me to let my artistic ideas flow …. which I admit weren’t very good!!!
It was just nice to spend the time together, no worries of having to do any housework, washing, washing up ….. it was just the two of us sat painting away to our hearts content.