It’s berry season, bitches!

Every year I take the boys berry picking at a local U-Pick garden.  They have all sorts of veggies, but we go for the strawberries and the saskatoons.

Every year, I have grand ideas about how the kids are going to love this organic experience, eating berries off the plant, be good little boys and help me pick berries while dreaming of the goodies we can make with them.

Every year, this is what I get:

Is it unreasonable to make your kids walk 20 km home if they are too muddy to get in the car?

I actually had to get a Mexican worker, who speaks little English, to hose Sashimi down before I would even THINK of letting him into the car. Even then, mud like that does not rinse easily, and I had to strip him down to his underwear (to his great embarassment) in the parking area before letting him in.

Oh, and I should mention that Sashimi DID have shoes on when he arrived.  Rubber boots, actually.  But he told me they were giving him blisters, tore them off, and found gigantic mud bogs to jump in.

Will I learn my lesson by next year?  Stay tuned…

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One thought on “It’s berry season, bitches!

  1. So true! I’m glad my parents came with us berry picking and also that there was no mud in sight. I was actually very impressed by the mowed grass between rows and bark chips under the bushes! In Oregon where we used to pick it would have just been fine dust (so I was expecting something like what you have pictured!).
    Then today we picked up some cherries from a friend and it was dirtier there than at the berry place! Oh well!

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