Our homeschool group went on a fun field trip just this week…something I’d actually never done before. Strawberry picking! And what a neat experience it was.
We were taken by tractor to one of the strawberry fields and told about growing strawberries.
Some really cool facts I learned:
1. There are roughly 100 seeds (sometimes more) on the outside of a strawberry.
2. The center of the flower is what grows into the strawberry.
3. The honeybees are the hardest workers on the farm. They have to touch the flower in about 100 places for the strawberry to be considered “good”. The more they pollinate it, the yummier the strawberry.
4. You don’t pick a strawberry like you do apples. If you do, you’ll squish the strawberry. You pull it by the stem.
And away we went…
I really am not sure what happened to all the strawberries in NJoy’s bucket…things that make you go “Hmmm”.
MBug was not too interested in picking the strawberries,
BUT boy, did she like to eat them; usually out of other peoples’ buckets!
And she was particularly interested in “helping” with the babies.
We also got to have some farm animal fun
stinky pigs, and a few other farm animals that I didn’t get photos of.
This was the perfect intro to the book club study we’re going to be doing this summer with Charlotte’s Web!
Once we returned home, I asked ALuv to draw and write about something he had learned.
He was eager to share what he had learned with daddy when he got home and felt very important being able to teach daddy something new. I enjoy letting kids be the teacher, but it is something that I’ve found challenging in homeschooling; without the peer interaction. But daddy was the perfect student! 🙂
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What a neat experience!