Yesterday we drove about 30 minutes into the country and found a farm where we picked strawberries and raspberries. I have not done that since I was a small kid. All I remembered about picking strawberries was it was hard work. Well yesterday I actually had fun and not just hard work.
It was fun to be out in nature. It was a gorgeous day. A bit on the cool side however very sunny, windy. It was a fair size farm, with a number of different crops. The strawberries and raspberries were the crops that were ready to be picked. And we picked 7 litres of strawberries and 2 pints of raspberries. Now I don’t eat strawberries or raspberries, I don’t like the texture of them however I do have strawberries in Kefir shakes and boy oh boy they smelled really good. I can not wait to have a shake.
There were a few things that surprised me about the day. It was a Tuesday afternoon. Midday. The number of families out in the fields picking strawberries was amazing to me. There were children in strollers waiting for their parents at the end of the rows looking very content to be in nature, relaxed in the strollers. Young children running from row to row amazed at the strawberries they were finding. It was really fun to see the kids get so excited about picking strawberries. Everyone seemed to being having fun.
I was surprised at the amount of weeds in the fields. When we were almost finished our picking we found out that this farm only sprayed the field at the beginning of the season and thus the reason for the weeds in the fields. This is supposed to be ok because the strawberries are local.
So for me it felt like I was doing a good thing. Fresh local strawberries. What could be better? Well maybe if they were fresh, organic strawberries. Not sure however I feel like I did a good thing and had fun at the same time. What could be better for Wellness? What do you think?
Just a thought. Wendy