Thursday, 3 July 2014

Summer Strawberry Picking

I went out strawberry picking today which means you get two posts in one day! Lucky you, right? No? Oh.
After my parents made me extremely jealous by visiting the lavender fields in Hitchin, I suggested we go strawberry picking and so we went to Bullcroft Farm and did just that! It was great fun despite the fact my arms and legs are all itchy now and I got stung by a few stinging nettles. I also discovered why they're called strawberries - they are grown with straw on the ground to absorb moisture...seems kinda obvious now and is probably something most of you already knew.

You're probably thinking "Hey, Eleanor. Didn't you say you hated strawberries in your TMI tag video?" and yes, I did. This was a fairly over-simplified explanation of my aversion to strawberries. I don't so much hate strawberries but more am very fussy about them. As such, I generally find supermarket strawberries completely revolting but these ones were absolutely delicious! So juicy and sweet and nom. A little more expensive than shop-bought strawberries which my dad was a bit surprised about but entirely worth it as they are so much nicer. We certainly got our moneys worth at any rate as I'm pretty sure I ate more than I collected! I just couldn't stop. Thinking about it, this is probably why they were more expensive, factoring in the fact that people will be snacking on them as they pick.




There was other fruit such which we didn't collect but may have sneaked a few and ate them. I really loved the tayberries which I'd never tried before and looked kinda like a cross between raspberries and blackberries. Strawberries were still definitely the best fruit there though!


There were also some cute little resident sheep which the farm apparently sell. I thought their enclosure was rather small but they seemed satisfied enough. I suppose they must also have a field to play in at different times.


P.S. A little advice to those planning on going strawberry picking - do not wear light clothes or you will get strawberry juice on your favourite shorts and pull this face just as your picture is being taken due to your dismay.


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25 comments :

  1. It must have been amazing!!! I'd love to do it too!
    Lovely pictures, especially tha last one, it's sweet for a reason! <3

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  2. nothing like fresh strawberries, my aunt used to have them in her garden
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  3. Sounds like a fun day! Sorry about your clothes, though :( We have a blueberry farm where I live, but I don't think strawberries!

    Miranda
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  4. Haha I love that last picture :) Sounds like you had a blast picking strawberries. You're right about the store-bought strawberries, they've got nothing on those freshly picked on a farm ;) and OMG that sheep, looove <3<3 I'm such a sucker for farm animals :D

    Paula
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  5. Haha I wasn't aware Strawberries were named after the fact they are grown with straw either! They look delicious :) x

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  6. I had no idea strawberries were grown with straw on the ground, learn something new everyday! Love your face at the end haha, hope the strawberry stain comes out in the wash!

    Efflorescent Dream
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  7. I love strawberry picking, haven't been yet this year. It's definitely been the perfect weather for it!

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  8. Lovely post! It's making me want to eat strawberries now. And I didn't know the hay fact either, so you're not the only one :) Danielle x

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  9. Such lovely photographs, those strawberries look so yummy!

    You look great! :)

    Laura x | http://www.laurasallmadeup.com/

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  10. The last picture is so so cute!! I've never picked such huge strawberries!
    Baci,
    Coco
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  11. Hi Eleanor! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! You look too cute picking strawberries! I haven't gone fruit picking in so long, and yes, it is expensive but you can eat to your heart's content!

    Cheresa
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  12. thank you very much for visiting me, would you like to follow each other? ;)
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  13. You look lovely!!! I love strawberry picking - so much fun! :)

    Layla xx

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  14. Yummy. I love strawberries.=)

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  15. lovely post, I go strawberry picking everytime I am at my grandparents house, it's so much fun!

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  16. Lovely post,hun!
    Keep in touch xoxo
    Antonella!

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  17. Fresh strawberries are so much more delicious and worth it than store-bought. I've never heard of tayberries before, though! I think I need to investigate. :)

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  18. I love going strawberry and raspberry picking but unfortunately the farm closest to use has closed. It's such a perfect day out in summer. x

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  19. I absolutely love strawberry picking! I've only ever done it once, but it was just a fun experience for me :)

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  20. I never knew that was why they were called strawberries! Learn something new every day haha that is exactly why I need to go berry picking soon!
    xo, Scarlett
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  21. we really want to go fruit picking one day. We'd probably eat all the fruit before the end of the day!

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  22. Haha you are too cute! I would have pulled the same face :P

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  23. Awww iwould love to do this someday :)

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