Eat Fresh, Buy Local


Our state has really been pushing the above mantra and Claire and I DSC_0030along with a few friends were happy to oblige on Friday! We checked out Donaldson Farms and their VERY delicious strawberry patch.

I have to say that while Claire enjoyed picking the berries, the eating of her harvest or maybe the baby goats on display were her favorite part of the day. I wish I had a great picture of her biting into a juicy red strawberry like this one I took of Isabella – but Claire would snatch one off the vine and then run away to enjoy her spoils.

Another missed photo-op was Claire playing with her barnyard DSC_0053friends – I was too busy making sure the fearless toddler didn’t get her fingers bit off. Did I mention she is fearless when it comes to animals? Claire wedged bits of straw, pebbles, grass – whatever she could get her hands on – through the enclosure to the goats….who she called Buster. (Buster, is the name of our neighbor’s dog and apparently all furry friends about knDSC_0028ee high).

Speaking of feeding critters – Claire’s newest hobby is feeding our cat Raymond. Not that he needs any help in that department, Ray-Ray, as Claire calls him, is pushing 20 pounds and enjoys quite the sedentary lifestyle. I can’t help but let Claire bond with Ray in any way she can, so I let her enjoy feeding Ray his “yum-yums” one at a time.


A slideshow of all the images is below. They’re saved rather small so if anyone would like a larger version, please email me. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Eat Fresh, Buy Local

  1. Looks like a good time was had by all 🙂 I hope Claire and her mommy saved Grandma Ca Ca some berries for her oatmeal on Friday morning.

  2. Claire is so sweet at this age. She is so expressive and into exploring everything new. She is such a delight to be with. Nice photos, Gina. I especially love the one in the carseat with all the strawberry stains around her mouth.


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