I’ve wanted to visit Rodgers you-pick Strawberry field for a couple of years now and this year we finally made it!
AB had a softball game in Ft. White one Saturday morning and on our way back home we decided to detour through Alachua and then head up to Rodgers.
Grammy & the girls
Our side of the wagon
We enjoyed our fresh strawberries for days, and they lasted so much longer than when we buy them in the store. We froze some for making ice cream this summer, and then we decided to try our hand at making strawberry jam.
Speaking of strawberries – the girls and I made a cake for the high school alumni association fundraiser. The group hosted a big cake/pie auction, organized by DW’s aunt, to raise money for the new middle/high school. Mamie was so excited to be a part of the auction, and she even got to go (and bid/buy a cake) with her Daddy & Pappy.
She helped me buy all the ingredients for our strawberry layer cake and she told me she hoped the cake sold for $3.00. I was hoping for more than that, but certainly didn’t expect to hear that it had sold for $500.00!!! The auction was a huge success and raised over $25,000.00! I was blown away by the way the community came together to support such a great cause – I hope our generation will always be as generous as the ones before us, and that we will teach our children to do the same.