Strawberries have always been a big favorite of mine. The good ones, the ones that are packed with that yummy sweet flavor. During the season we always make a weekly trip to the closest fruit stand to buy fresh strawberries. And I’ve been saying for years that I wanted to go to the Strawberry fields in Carlsbad and this year (since I’m playing catch up…it was really last year, June 2017) we finally went.
The boys each got their own bucket and we set off into the field. I let them choose which rows to go down and gave them a few tips about which strawberries to choose (avoid the under-ripe green ones and the over-ripe mushy ones) and showed them how to twist the strawberry to break it at the stem instead of pulling them off. They quickly got the hang of it and like everything else, it became a competition on who could find the best strawberries.
It was a beautiful day and there were very few people there. So we just took our time and walked around.
And whenever we find a hill, it must be climbed.
At the end of our time there, the bottom of the boys shorts and all our shoes were red from them falling, sitting and walking on the mushed up strawberries on the ground. But we were happy with all the yummy strawberries we had and will absolutely go back again!