A Day In The Garden

IMG_5835I am a known plant killer. Exactly none of my thumbs are green. But Germans are notoriously great gardeners who love to spend hours upon hours tenderly caring for their plants. My internship supervisor has a garden plot in a community garden area here in Frankfurt and it  is just gorgeous. She always invites people from the church to come help work in the garden if they like or just kick back and relax! I and a few others joined here there for the majority of the day, and I even learned a thing or two about horticulture ;P Below are a few photos if you’d like to see.IMG_5902^Sweet little BenetaIMG_5781IMG_5776^Me posing as a garden expert…IMG_5887^Please no photos!IMG_5879^Wahed is so sweet with the kiddosIMG_5774^Ayrich is a five year old goof ballIMG_5872IMG_5814IMG_5813IMG_5806IMG_5805^Selfies in the garden house windowIMG_5802IMG_5798IMG_5793IMG_5792^Love these wild flowers!IMG_5864IMG_5863IMG_5847Have a good one friends!

Strawberry Picking

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The best part of summer is that it’s filled with fun family activities and traditions. Example one: strawberry picking.

When Anne mentioned the near by strawberry fields were open for picking, I was totally on board. So we packed up the kids and what felt like the entire house, and headed out in search of some delicious Erdbeeren! Bending over, searching through leaves in the hot sun is hard work, but biting into a fresh, juicy strawberry makes it all worth it. I must admit, I became slightly obsessed with finding the perfect strawberry. As soon as I’d find one I thought was the perfect size, shape and color, I’d find one that looked just the slightest bit bigger and sweeter. This of course resulted in me eating most of them before they reached the basket!

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^He didn’t quite understand the concept of picking them to eat later. He’s more of a right now kind of guy!

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^That face though.

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^6 kilograms of strawberries. That should last us a day or two 🙂

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^High ho, high ho, it’s off to work we go! He wouldn’t let go of his bucket.

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Although my search for the perfect strawberry was destined to go unfulfilled, I still had a blast! And now I’m off to eat a slice of strawberry cake, washed down with a strawberry milkshake of course. Have a fabulous week friends.IMG_6902.JPG
^Shameless strawberry selfie.

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