Sunday, May 8, 2011

Carr and Hillcrest Elementary Schools tie for #1!

 They were our first field trip of the year.  We had a great time having them at the farm.  There were so many children, parents, and berries!  Since it had rained the entire last week, the only dry spot was our front yard - so we went redneck and parked buses and cars in the front yard!!  Farmer Jeff petted a catfish for them and the classes got extra hayrides to and from the games and beehive.  Thank you for coming!  We hope you had as much fun as we did.  Send us your pictures and we'll post them, too.

Farmer Stover driving his restored antique tractor
Red-neck parking lot - our front yard!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

New activity on the farm - paddle boats!

Yes, you can pick strawberries as you paddle down the rows : )    What a week it has been!  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we were rained out.  Thursday our wonderful workers waded in water with (don't you love that alliteration?) boots to clean the field out of good and bad berries.  We were extremely busy Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and I finally took a moment today to post.

And now, more rain!  I think Mother Nature forgot that  "April showers bring May flowers" - it's May - no more rain - only flowers, please :)

Our right hand man, Jordon, worked in the water on Friday, even though it was a sunny, beautiful day.  Here he is standing by his creation,  "Bucket Mountain".  That's over 175 buckets he washed!   ( I know, because I stacked them and put them back in the Berry Barn after they dried)  We pick strawberries in these buckets and they must be washed every day.  Farmer Jeff had even washed more buckets early that morning!  That's just one of the daily strawberry chores.  I'll post pictures of more fun work projects later :)