Our strawberry patch has grown like crazy...nearly taking over our yard. The other day, Sonya came running into the house from the back yard screaming, "The Birdie is chasing me!!!". I went out to investigate and there was, indeed, a crazy bird squaking as I approached the strawberry patch. I quickly discovered this beautiful little nest with two baby birds sitting directly on the ground under a strawberry plant. Apparently, every time Sonya went to pick a yummy strawberry snack, she would scare the mommy bird.
Sonya's love for strawberry picking was cultivated last week at a local farm where she picked strawberries with some friends. Here are some pictures documenting their experience:
Sidney: "Ok Sonya, here you have a bucket with some string. It's like a purse. Fill it up with as many red strawberries as you can find"
Sonya: "OH ya, I got 'dis"
Sonya: "You wanted the green one's, right?! I am totally picking faster than anyone else here! I'm AMAZING!!!"
(notice the dirt all over Sonya's mouth...yep...she was eating more muddy green strawberries than she was putting in her bucket.)
Sonya: "Wow, this is getting heavy! I know what I can do to lighten my load....."
Sonya: "This will definitely do the trick! Genius! Pure Genius! I'm sure my mom will appreciate the bite I've taken out of every strawberry! This is the best $7 she's ever spent!!
Talmage: "Well hey there, little lady!. It looks as if you've been working all day in the fields. Why don't you come on over here and take a rest next to my tracter...While I talk your ear off about all this manly machinery stuff. Now this gear moves this blade that cuts this...blah blah.......blah"
Sonya: "PHEW! I thought I'd never get away...Hmmm, what I really need after a long days work is a relaxing, cleansing mud bath...ya....