On Friday, I was skimming Facebook, and saw pictures of a friend who had taken her daughter strawberry picking. And ala Phineas and Ferb, I told H, "H! I know what we're going to do today!" We had been to Stades several years ago to pick pumpkins, so I knew where I was going. After swim lessons, I fed, bathed, and loaded H and L up and we headed Stades.
|H finding the perfect berry|
|L ate her way through the field|
A little dirt never hurt anybody
After a few hours of overwhelmingly cute berry picking, we returned home with a little over 7 pounds of strawberries. What to do? What to do? I did some research and decided we'd make jam. So the next day when L was napping, H and I set to work.
|H - the strawberry hulling machine|
|We've got 8 of these little guys|
7 in the freezer for later
After all that, our strawberry supply hadn't been depleted. So we made popsicles. H got to be the creative genius behind the lemon juice, strawberry, banana, and orange juice popsicles.
|The smoothie popsicle man|
All that strawberry hulling didn't go so well for the Captain America shirt
What do you do to stay busy on these not so "lazy days of summer"?