That Time We Picked Cherries

I’m taking a break from the Copenhagen posts to talk about a few of the places we’ve gone around here this summer.

We’re always on the lookout for different things to do with #ToddlerGoodwin on the weekends. Every once in awhile, we’ll browse Groupon or Certifikid for discounted activities and events. Last month, we decided to head out to Great Country Farms (in Loudon County, VA) to pick strawberries and cherries.

We weren’t sure if #ToddlerGoodwin would enjoy himself, but he definitely seemed to like the wagon ride out to the cherry orchard. When we got there, we had to show him that we were looking for the bright red cherries hanging underneath the branches and show him how to pick them. It took him a few minutes, but once he got the hang of it, he was hooked. He probably picked a quart. I wasn’t exactly sure what to do with them, because I’m the only one of us that really likes cherries, (mostly when they’re floating in a cocktail) but even still – how many cherries can one person eat?

We decided to try picking strawberries, too. We didn’t get as many of those because it was late in the season, and #ToddlerGoodwin probably ate one for every one that we picked. Oh well. We had fun.

I wonder if he’ll like apple picking in the fall?!

Oh, and what did I do with all that fruit? I ended up making a delicious berry cobbler with our strawberries, cherries, and some blueberries from the store.

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