Strawberry Picking

Strawberry that has yet to be plucked

Strawberry that has yet to be plucked

One of the activities which I always wanted to try as a kid is picking strawberries from a strawberry farm. Doggie boy and Tiger girl love eating strawberries.  They loves all forms of strawberry from the actual fruit to its jam and ice-cream.

The kids getting ready to pluck their strawberries

The kids getting ready to pluck their strawberries

All of us were really thrilled when the opportunity was presented to us  personally experience plucking strawberries.  There are many such farms in Taiwan and I requested that the we visit one.

Tiger girl deciding on where to pluck the strawberries from

Tiger girl deciding on where to pluck the strawberries from

Getting ready to pick with her basket

Getting ready to pick with her basket

We randomly stopped by a strawberry farm to pluck strawberries. What we learned from the farmers that we need to use scissors to cut off the strawberries with the stem intact. This  prevents the plant from bruising  and keeps it in prime condition.

The strawberry plant

The strawberry plant

It was extremely hot that day so we didn’t spend  much time picking strawberries.  Even though there wasn’t really a limit on  the amount of strawberries we could pluck  I gave the kids a quota.

bees on the flowers

bees on the flowers

While selecting the strawberries to pluck I came across quite a few bees buzzing around the flowers. I manage to capture this shot of a bee who rested for a few seconds on a flower.

Have you been strawberry picking before?
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