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After having talked about it for the longest time ever we finally visited Hollins farm for the Pick-your-own Fruits & Vegetables. Actually we were primarily going for the peaches but as it turned out they sure had a lot of other things to offer :-)
I got some photos that I posted on my photo blog and they can be found here: Sunflowers, Butterflies.
Just since I am experimenting with taking panorama photos of everything here is a view over the corn field and hills. (As usual you may have to click the photo to get a larger version).
It was a very beautiful day to visit and not only were there a blue sky but the temperature seemed to be ever increasing while we were there.
Initially we started out picking berries. Later on Jacki got the pots boiling and made some of the best ever sweet ice tea I have had. Not only was it ice tea but it was just as sweet as it should be. You know kind of southern style sweet :-)
Moving on to the peaches posed a different challenges. Not only were there row on row of peach trees but also different kinds of peaches and they do hang a little higher than the berries so it takes a little extra effort to reach them. But we managed (well I must admit I was mostly taking pictures) to pick some peaches and get them in the bag.
Ok... here is one photo I didn't take... Guess why??? Anyway, we were heading off to find some carrots and followed the signs to the field. First thing I see is Jacki standing a couple of foot in the field thoroughly examining some weeds. That's when I learned something new. She didn't know what a carrot top looks like. But I guess growing up getting carrots in a bag from the store how would you know. I however (well it's been a few years) grew up in my grandma's backyard where plenty of carrots were growing. They were however not surrounded by that many weeds but kept in rows and all that good stuff. I looked like most carrots were either too small or had already been dug up so we weren't too lucky. Emma however did get a carrot to show off ;-)
On to the tomatoes... and yes they grow on bushes like these and the real good ones seems to be hiding near the ground. Emma was real good at finding them once she got the trick and we got some good fresh tomatoes out of it. Notice how every picked tomato is inspected before being placed in the tray.
Here is the fun part or well deffinently different. Corn... Emma didn't hesitate following mom in the corn and I must admit that the corn we brought home turned out to be real sweet and when eating it with dinner it's almost like candy only a lot healthier :-)
Here is Emma posing... but wait what's that in the background???
One raided potato field + one tractor.... yeah kind of reminds me of seeing a fishing boat heading for the harbor while the fishermen are cleaning the fish on deck being followed by a hoard of seagulls.
Ohh and here was another interesting point and another thing learned about my dearest, sweetest loving wife. How do you tell a potato from a rock? Turns out they are quite similar but there were a few experienced people around to help out with that one :-)
And should you be in doubt yourself here are the potatoes. Well not that I dug them but I sure did photograph them ;-)
You know being all busy with all the farm is offering I completely forgot to mention that on this trip we were joined by Kristy, Cliff and Cameron. As you can see there are a couple of avid photographer here too ;-) and you know. You have to teach them while they're young ;-)
After the trip to the farm we went back home and fired up the grill (yeah I know. It may be old but I prefer charcoal).
While dinner was getting ready Cameron and Emma was playing in the living room.
Now how cute is this...
And just a few extra of Cameron the "little" cutie ;-)