Strawberries are my absolute favorite fruit, and I will eat them any and every way possible. It dawned on me last year that I had never been picking (crazy, right?!), and it became a major mission of mine. The picking window is brief, and despite my current physical state I was determined to get there Friday during the last of the cooler temps. Luckily we have the deliciously old fashioned Highland Orchards a short country drive away….one of the many reasons why we love our area. The sweet smell of the field was lovely, and like a treasure hunt, each ripe beauty I found was a delight! I had an a-ha moment realizing the next time would be with our children, and left happily with a full basket and berry stained hands.