photo diary | there’s a first time for everything

This past weekend was filled with many exciting, new adventures. Something I have never done in my life is gone strawberry picking- or any kind of fruit, at that. My parents did a little research and were able to find this adorable little strawberry farm (Brown’s Farm; Hawthorne, FL) just a few hours away from where we live! We arrived and my mind was absolutely spinning from all of the beautiful colors and smells.


We were able to bring home several GIANT buckets of strawberries. I think we ended up paying around $20 for it all, which, in my opinion, is completely worth it. Store bought strawberries can cost around $4 and are picked, selected and often times gassed by someone else. These were straight off of the vine and picked with my own two hands! There was something so relieving about picking my own food- this experience has inspired me to hand pick fruits more often. Plus, it was seriously one of the funnest, most unique things I’ve done in a while.

The other adventure that I experienced for the first time, was visiting the fair! I’ve been to a few smaller fairs before, but never the annual Clay County Fair. I’ve lived in Jacksonville, Florida for quite some time now, and everyone is always incredibly surprised when they find out that I’ve never been to the fair. This year I was determined to change that. I went at night with Joshua, Jenaya and Steven and had an absolute blast. We went on every ride until our stomachs were turning. The food was also notably interesting: FRIED BUBBLEGUM. I didn’t try it, but I’m sure it’s… delicious. Anyway, I had an amazing time and 10/10 did not die on the rides.

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photo diary | there’s a first time for everything

8 thoughts on “photo diary | there’s a first time for everything

    1. Awww 🙂 That’s such a wonderful memory; thank you for sharing! My family and I had such a wonderful experience that we are going to start doing this every year, as well! You can’t go wrong with berries 🙂


  1. Mom says:

    The day was absolutely beautiful! The crop was simply amazing at Brown’s farm. Every berry was sweet and perfect just like you! Hehe. It was hard not to pick all of them! I’m so happy we were able to go and spend such a perfect and special experience together. We will make plans to do this every year! For now, we’ll enjoy every one of the 16 pounds we picked!! ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. I definitely agree! I thought to myself, “This MIGHT make me hate strawberries”. But I can honestly say that, even after eating them every morning, I am not sick of them 🙂 We should definitely do this every year; a nice lil tradition!


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