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.