Strawberry Season + GIVEAWAY! (giveaway now closed)


GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED- and the winner is LAURIE! Congrats!! (winner was chosen using

Strawberry season is coming close to an end. So far we’ve made 2 trips to the strawberry patch that is, conveniently, less than 10 minutes from our home. The kids were such great pickers this year- I was impressed! With almost every strawberry you could hear one of them cry “Mom, look at THIS one!!” or “WOW!- this one is SO perfect!!” I think they really were enjoying the adventure of finding the “perfect one”. I always look forward to picking berries together- such a simple activity, but always rewarding and always a nice memory to tuck away.

straw book

Whenever I go berry picking-and smell that super-sweet smell of the strawberries wafting through the air, and think of finding the “perfect” strawberry- I always think of the book I read when I was a little girl, “The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear“. Have any of you ever read that one? It’s a cute little book. It’s about a little mouse who finds THE perfect strawberry- but there is a bear around that likes red, ripe strawberries, and little mouse has to find a way to hide the strawberry so the bear won’t eat it! Will he be able to?

SO- in honor of Strawberry season, good memories, and books from my childhood- I am giving away 1 new copy of The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear. 

Here are the rules: 

2 ways you can enter

1. Just comment on this post and tell me your favorite way to enjoy strawberries.

2. For an additional entry, share this giveaway on Facebook and then comment back on this post and tell me that you did so!

(winner will be announced on Saturday, June 1!)Prize can only be shipped to a US address, winners will be chosen using

Here are some pictures from our Strawberry Picking… you’ll see, even the chickens got to enjoy strawberry season with the leftover scraps!



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Even the chickens enjoy strawberry season!!





17 thoughts on “Strawberry Season + GIVEAWAY! (giveaway now closed)

  1. Linzie May 31, 2013 at 4:07 pm Reply

    I like strawberry shortcake or strawberries over ice cream. 🙂

  2. Laura May 31, 2013 at 6:49 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness, the kids are ADORABLE! 🙂 Strawberry pies and angel food cake with strawberries are some of my favorites….but a new favorite is your homemade strawberry ice cream recipe! We tried it last week and everyone loved it! ‘

  3. Meredith Morton June 1, 2013 at 12:33 am Reply

    We love strawberries over angel food cake, mixed in fruit salad or sliced on a peanut butter sandwiches.

  4. Meredith Morton June 1, 2013 at 12:34 am Reply

    Shared it on Facebook!

  5. ourcultivatedlife June 1, 2013 at 6:15 am Reply

    Adorable pics!
    I love strawberries the best warmed in the sun right after you pick them;) I also love them in smoothies and sliced in my morning oats.
    Sweet giveaway!

  6. ourcultivatedlife June 1, 2013 at 6:15 am Reply

    shared it on Facebook:)

  7. Laurie June 1, 2013 at 10:41 am Reply

    I love enjoying fresh strawberries on homemade strawberry shortcake, and canning fresh strawberry jam! Yum!

  8. Laurie June 1, 2013 at 11:05 am Reply

    Shared on Facebook! 🙂

    • makeithomemade June 1, 2013 at 9:16 pm Reply

      this was the winning entry! You win, Laurie 🙂

  9. Joy Abbott Niehaus June 1, 2013 at 11:09 am Reply

    I love strawberries best with angel food cake and whipped cream. YUM!

  10. Melissa June 1, 2013 at 11:43 am Reply

    I enjoy strawberries on strawberry shortcake!

  11. Annagrace Y June 1, 2013 at 11:58 am Reply

    I LOVE strawberry pie! Nothing beats a cool slice with whipped cream on a hot summer day!

  12. Annagrace Y June 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm Reply

    Shared on fb 🙂

  13. Don June 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm Reply

    One of our favorite things to do with red ripe strawberries is to make homemade strawberry pepper jam. Ooo! This is so good and a favorite with family and friends. I will post a photo of a recent batch on Facebook. 🙂

  14. Don June 1, 2013 at 12:56 pm Reply

    Comment and photo posted on Facebook!

  15. Kortney June 1, 2013 at 4:42 pm Reply

    I love them plain, covered in chocolate, or on top of angel food cake and covered in milk and whipped cream!! YUM!

  16. Kortney June 1, 2013 at 4:44 pm Reply

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