Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry season is here. I look forward to picking them every spring.

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It’s also the ONE fruit my son will eat without any resistance.

Lucky for me, there is a strawberry farm literally down the road: Phillips Farm of Cary.

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Simple enough to follow.

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A common scene throughout the month of May.

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This woman says picking strawberries is one of her favorite purchases.  She’s on wheels. Wow, she’s prepared.  I bend over and show my underwear to the world.

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Seeing this mother and daughter picking strawberries together makes me smile and feel nostalgic for those days I took my brood to the fields.

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We still go, but lately, I’m the bearer of fruit.

It’s all right.  I kind of like the scenery.

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Rows and rows of strawberries. I feel like I’ve stepped back in time again.

Suddenly, red bursts through and redirects my purpose.

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Strawberry flower
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No color filter needed. They are this red. And sweet. And mouth-watering.

For those who live locally.  Or within a couple of hours,  it’s worth the trip.

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C’mon down!

They are by far, the sweetest strawberries I’ve ever had.   I’m sad when the season ends.  They are that good.

I had a Momma Sue poundcake sample.  Her son says she’s been making it for years.  I can see why.  It’s that good.  Perfect accompaniment to fresh strawberries and cream.

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Stop by and see them.

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And don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.

You might spot a farmer on his tractor, too.

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You won’t regret it.

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In the middle of picking, the church bells ring to indicate it’s noon.   What happened next caught me by surprise.  In a very nice way.
Watch at your own risk.  I was trying to provide a panoramic view of the farm.  However, I am most definitely not a professional videographer, so beware.

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