It took them long enough, but the berry plants are making up for lost time. Barring any unforeseen catastrophic acts of nature between now and Saturday, we should have pounds and pounds of big, red, ripe, juicy strawberries. We are taking reservations for picking on Thurs. Friday and Saturday. We will be picking from noon until 4:00 PM. The Cliff Notes version of the suggestions and guidelines for picking are: One adult for each child under the age of 8. Constant child supervision is necessary on our farm, and we cannot do it for you. Yes, an electric fence will shock you, yes the rooster will peck you, yes, the cows will chase you, looking for a treat bucket. We are still looking for the missing keys to a couple of our tractors from last u-pick season. Our dainty strawberry plants love their nice comfortable beds. They would not jump on and mess up your bed, so please offer them the same courtesy. Light pink strawberries are sour and hard, deep red strawberries are sweet and juicy. Bugs and ants love ripe strawberries also, if you throw berries on the ground they will come. We do not want them to come. We are a u-pick strawberry farm. We grow berries for folks to come pick. We do not have activities or amusement rides. We do not have a picnic area, but we have lots of strawberries for you to choose from to put in your box. We do have a restroom for you to use, contrary to what you may hear, country folks don't always use the bushes. We will provide the box for you to put your pickin's in. We ask that each family, whether you are a family of 1 or 10 pick at least 3 pounds. The berries are $3.00 Lb. Yes, they are probably cheaper at Wal Mart, but Wal Mart does not offer fresh air and sunshine. If it is sunny wear a hat or cap, if it is chilly wear a sweater or jacket. If you wear sandals, you will be shaking the sand from your feet, instead of picking strawberries. Speaking of sand, the berries will have plenty of grains in all of their nooks and crannies. Wash them before you taste them or you will be finding the sand in the nooks and crannies of your teeth. If it is raining, you will have driven all this way for nothing. Plan on getting a little exercise, as it is a small trek to the strawberry field. Strollers are welcome, they seem to do fine on our paths. If you bring your pets they will stay in the car, unless you want to carry them the entire time you are here. That about sums it up! We look forward to sharing our final efforts with all of those who venture here to our farm. From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!!!