Sunday, 30 June 2013

Day Zero Project - Go fruit picking

I know I keep going on about it, but I'm really enjoying working my way through my Day Zero Project list. I'm 33% of the way through it now - yes I've ticked off some of the easier ones, but I'm also finding that it is keeping me really motivated to try out lots of new things both for myself and with the family.

We've been living just down the road from Roundstone Pick Your Own Farm for years now and shamefully we've never been. We always say that we will, then before we know it we've been busy or the weather has been bad, and then the seasons have changed and it has closed for the winter. So today, even though we'd had a busy few days, we made the most of some glorious sunshine and headed over for some strawberry picking.

Roundstone Pick Your Own, West Sussex

We've picked strawberries in our garden and on my Dad's allotment before, but this was the first time that we'd been to a large pick your own farm. It was a bit of a walk to the strawberry field but both little ones were enthralled by the fields of crops and didn't make any fuss about the walk. As soon as Mia caught on to what we were doing she was grabbing strawberries as fast as she could. Harry was a little more hesitant, checking with us first before he picked one.

Roundstone Pick Your Own, West Sussex


It was very busy today at the weekend on a lovely day. We walked out to the furthest point and then took the tractor back down to the shop, carrying our large punnet of delicious strawberries. Now I'm thinking that I could take the children on my own during the week and find some more things to pick, it's much more fun than picking a plastic tub off the shelves at the supermarket!

6 comments:

  1. I have this to do on our Summer Bucket List and have great memories of my own childhood fruit picking tonnes of strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, redcurrants.....then helping mum part cook and freeze them in her huge chest freezer! I think we'll pick a bit less!

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    1. It is so easy to get carried away and forget that you do actually have to eat everything that you pick!

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  2. This has inspired me to find a pick your own farm local to us! I loved going strawberry picking as a child, I must take the children! Thanks for the inspiration! Jill x

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  3. This is one thing I have been meaning to do the last couple of years too! Glad you had fun!

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    1. It's so simple and yet so easy to put off! I'm hoping to go again next week having seen how easy it was to do and how much fun

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