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Thread: WOW!!! Never seen a big one like that before!!

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    It`s wild strawberry picking time up here and thy are just starting out....went looking for some yesterday....believe me, my back won`t let me forget!! LOL This is one of my favorite passtimes...wild strawberry picking....this year thy are so hard to find....finaly yesterday i found these....never in 59 yrs have I seen some this big!!! amazing!!!

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    Those are HUGE!! I have never seen them that big either :D:D:D

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    incredible isn`t it???
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Those are HUGE!! I have never seen them that big either :D:D:D

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    Yummy...I'll have a strawberry shake please!! :thumbup:

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    Where's the shortcake and the whipped cream! :-D

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    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm as soon as I can afford to get a new oven!!! lol
    Quote Originally Posted by maryel
    Where's the shortcake and the whipped cream! :-D

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    Wow! Either the weather really agreed with them this season, or maybe some bees cross-pollinated them with domestic berries? They look delicious though!

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    at first i thought thy were domestic ones too, but this was at the end of a road way in the bush around a communication tower...almost impossible...lol just amazing!
    Quote Originally Posted by SparkMonkey
    Wow! Either the weather really agreed with them this season, or maybe some bees cross-pollinated them with domestic berries? They look delicious though!

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    I'll bet they were Tasty, too. :)

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    I used to pick strawberries for .05 cents a quart. I'm sure glad they were bigger than the ones you've been picking though. I would never earn a nickel. Are they sweet? Usually the smallest domestic strawberries are the sweetest. Good job.

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    Thy are absolutely wonderful!! I make jam and keep it for Xmas brunch!! and no, you can`t make money picking these!! LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by Crabby Patty
    I used to pick strawberries for .05 cents a quart. I'm sure glad they were bigger than the ones you've been picking though. I would never earn a nickel. Are they sweet? Usually the smallest domestic strawberries are the sweetest. Good job.

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    I'm impressed that you brought that many home!

    I think most of the ones I picked would have been inside of me - not in the pan.

    A sun-warmed strawberry is one of the most delicious things in the world! :-D

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    I'll take some jam please! YUM YUM

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    i actually picked about 5 and a half hours....thy were spread all over, except for the last bunch...today i feel like a truck hit me..lol
    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I'm impressed that you brought that many home!

    I think most of the ones I picked would have been inside of me - not in the pan.

    A sun-warmed strawberry is one of the most delicious things in the world! :-D

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    Boy do they look yummy !!

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    Plant some seeds. I think you might have to put them in the fridge for a while. Check online for the propagation needs.

    You might start a brand new line of strawberries. Some people make a lot of money this way.

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    smart...might go back and get some of the plants.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Plant some seeds. I think you might have to put them in the fridge for a while. Check online for the propagation needs.

    You might start a brand new line of strawberries. Some people make a lot of money this way.

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    Oh, yummy, they look so good. All the growing conditions must be just right this year.

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    You just made me soooo homesick for my little farm in the UP. We always picked wild strawberries around the edges of the hay fields and along the road too. Funny thing is, we had a cat that always followed us out to the back fields and she loved strawberries too and picked her own and ate them. The selfish thing never put one in our baskets.

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    ha ha ha cute!! Went to a friends last week to pick in her field and her dog was following us around doing the same thing as your cat....lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32
    You just made me soooo homesick for my little farm in the UP. We always picked wild strawberries around the edges of the hay fields and along the road too. Funny thing is, we had a cat that always followed us out to the back fields and she loved strawberries too and picked her own and ate them. The selfish thing never put one in our baskets.

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    When I was growing up there was one empty lot on the block where we lived. I discovered there were wild strawberries growing there. It was MY secret! So disappointed some years later when someone built on the lot. Never had any as nice as those.

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    I would make a pie!

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    Yummy

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    Yummy. Not sure it would have lasted long enough to take pictures

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    I go strawberry picking every year at this time. I`ve been picking in the same field now for many years. It is close to where our camp is. Welll two yrs ago a guy bought the land where i go. He didn`t seem to like the fact i was picking in his field last yr...i didn`t know it was sold. Well this year he mowed the grass ...just before the berries came out...and this is way in the bush....and he really doesn`t do anything in this field...nor with the grass he cut...soooo.....now i have to find new places to pick...bummer!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslearning
    When I was growing up there was one empty lot on the block where we lived. I discovered there were wild strawberries growing there. It was MY secret! So disappointed some years later when someone built on the lot. Never had any as nice as those.

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