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Jun 27, 2012 07:30 PM

U-pick stuff??

Remember going strawberry picking as a kid. Usually my BEAUTIFUL Aunt Peggy, her 3 kids, Dad and us 3. Rode out to field on wagon with pre-weighed containers. My Dad's wardrobe of choice... a WHITE t-shirt. He always ended up looking like a murder victim... everybody chuck the super soft strawberries at him... easy target!

Remember one time when we went cherry picking. Needed a ladder for that so it was a little more "dangerous".

One time, neighbor was going to pick his own spinach and asked if I wanted some. SURE! He gave me a big black GARBAGE bag full!

What have you picked?

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  1. Strawberries - once when I was pregnant and owned ONE pair of maternity shorts, we went strawberry picking. I had to sit down to pick due to my tummy, so of course I sat in strawberries and ruined my shorts...

    Raspberries - picked them one time - stung by a bee!!

    Still I persevere...

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    1. We were lucky to have a great farming area near us when I was a kid. We picked strawberries, cherries, peaches, apples and corn. Now that I'm older, I hate picking strawberries. I'd much rather stand or climb a ladder to pick tree fruit than crouch to pick strawberries.

      1. Strawberries, blueberries, apples, cherries, raspberries, and many years ago, asparagus.

        Can't find u-pick asparagus anymore around here...too bad, it was fun. Wouldn't care to do it for a living, though.

        And we won't have apples or cherries here this year because of the goofy weather this spring, which breaks my heart. Apple-picking in the fall is something we really look forward to :(

        1. The entire berry clan, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, the entire leafy green clan, concord grapes (clipped), peaches, apples, sunflowers (giant heads), herbs and potatoes.

          1. The u-pick strawberries near me were absolutely amazing this year. Half the size of grocery store strawberries and twice as flavorful, and I think they only charge something like $1.50 or $2/lb, which is a steal, IMO. Next year if they're good again I'm going to pick a few flats worth and make enough jam to last me more than a week! :D

            We cherry-picked standing in the back of a pickup, which felt a bit sturdier than a ladder, and I think I still have a jar of that jam... oh gosh, must be six or eight years later.