Underwood Family Farms

Back in March, I was visiting my brother Scott, his wife, Dawn, and their daughter, Kerigan.  Kerigan's is another face that show up pretty often around here...

Kerigan showing off her outfit before her big dance recital last year.

Kerigan showing off her outfit before her big dance recital last year.

I may be biased, but I think she's awfully cute.  While we were there, my brother told me and my mom about Miss Thing's field trip to a nearby farm and suggested that we go, too.  There is no way a place like this could exist around Dallas.  And if it does, kindly tell me because I loved it!  It had MASSIVE fields with all sorts of edible things growing.  It's funny, I know where fruits and vegetables come from, logically.  They are grown somewhere and picked by someone and put on some truck which goes right to your grocery store.  But to actually pick baskets and baskets (and baskets) of your own strawberries?  It really changes your perspective. 

So my mom and I go picking all the things before we go find Kerigan.  Apparently, we were "late" 😳.  She had told her entire class and teacher that her Aunt Mimi (me) and Grandma Sherry were going to show up that day... Whoops.  

Pink fisherman hats are all the rage in the Kindergarten crowd.

Pink fisherman hats are all the rage in the Kindergarten crowd.

I'll claim some responsibility for us being "late" to Kerigan's field trip.  I was an absolute shutterbug.  I had the Lumix GX8 with me and their 35-100mm f/2.8 lens and couldn't. stop. snapping. photos.  Sometimes the bug hits me real hard, guys.  Additionally, the camera hit me that day.  I had a very impressive bruise and cut - good thing it's a tiny-but-mightly camera!  I also took some small video clips so I could piddle around in Photoshop for hours and hours doing this.

It was a lot of fun and provided a very laid back Farm Fun experience.  And to think it's located in an LA suburb.  

ALSO.  There were piglets.  My dog, Sheila, very nearly had a baby pig brother or sister.

Sir Oink.  I've just decided. 🐽🐽

Sir Oink.  I've just decided. 🐽🐽

After we picked up my niece, the Keeper of Time, from school I made myself a handpicked feast.  Except for the avocados - they weren't ripe yet at the farms...  Or the lime's juice I squeezed over top.  So really, just the strawberries...

No, your stomach is grumbling...

No, your stomach is grumbling...