Being outdoors is the only way to be lately, when trying to social distance but still have fun! I’ve been itching to do something different, after being in the house most of the time now, except for occasional grocery store must haves! How about you? How are you and your family coping with the new way if life? Well for us of course it has not been easy…leaving it up to my creativity streak to kick in for in house or outdoor activities! I thank God for living near parks and farms to keep us entertained when necessary! So thanks to my friend I decided to drag us out early one morning for strawberry picking at the end of season!
I chose this activity based on the social distancing aspect of us keeping safe and fresh air outdoors for different scenery! I packed our masks and appropriate footwear and we were off! We chose an early time period too if 9am to avoid crowds, which was in our favor! I was a little apprehensive if we would get any good strawberries with the late attempt but I thought why not try! Surprisingly, everything worked out! We were able to gather some great berries and fill almost an entire crate! The weather was perfect for picking, with a slight breeze, since masks are our life now! This is a great activity for middle spring to the first day of summer depending on the farm you are near! The good news is after strawberries you can still pick blueberries during summer if you want to get this experience!
I wanted to share our experience to encourage others that might be like me because of the times. There are other activities you can do to have fun even in these unprecedented times! Maybe the simplest things might be the best! From chalk drawings on sidewalks, to hiking, outdoor farm trips, inflatable backyard pools/sprinklers and beyond! Just remember to bring your mask and actually wear it! Keep all necessary needs for travel in a kit like wipes, sanitizers, gloves etc. for on the go trips!
The farm that’s close to us has other things to offer that might be fun for families of all ages! Market, bakery and other outdoor activities! Some even have petting zoos! So go out there and explore just be cautious and safe! Below is the first thing I made with our fresh strawberries! Enjoy!
Check the closest farm in your area for activities!
This is Miller Farms in Clinton, MD.