Taking advantage of our last precious days before classes and homework start up again (ok, so we both already have homework, but whatever), Ricky and I decided to fill our particularly restless day with a trip to a local produce farm! I found a website that lists all of the places in SW Florida where you can pick your own fruit, and since it's strawberry season, we drove to one of the nearby farms to see what we could find.
Ricky was extra excited because the produce stand was selling guava jam, which is indescribably delicious, and something that we've only ever seen in Costa Rica. We also picked up a jar of their homemade blueberry preserves (SO GOOD!).
After perusing the stand itself, we walked back to the fields, grabbed a basket, and got to picking!
|Also, check out the sweet riding boots Ricky got me for Christmas! It's a daring husband who picks out women's boots, that's for sure.|
|The first one!|
|"This one looks like a heart!"|
|Lots and lots of strawberries.|
|I'm pretty sure Instagram isn't cool anymore, but too bad.|
|Our haul! Five pounds of strawberries for $8.55.|
We had read online about a county park that has manatees in the river (yeah Florida!), so on a whim we asked the produce stand attendant if she knew where it was. As it turned out, it was a three-minute drive up the road, so we made a detour on the way home.
|Manatee Park! You can see the manatees in the water.|
|Mom and baby!|
|Not the best view, but it was still pretty cool to see them in the wild.|