16
Mar
11

stawberry festival

It very early in the morning, I can’t sleep so I’ve read for a couple of hours and now I am going to blog…I need to start working out so I can SLEEP! Hopefully I will not be too tired today to go for a long walk/jog…as soon as I am done here 4am is a little too early to be out on the streets in a new town.  So guess what we did on Saturday…we went to Srawberry Festival at the Hillsboro County Fairgrounds…The place was huge…it ran into the streets of Plant City Fl.  As soon as we arrived we had to have the strawberry shortcake…and i couldn’t wait to try a bunch of the “fair” food…well after the shortcake, Nick didn’t said he wasn’t hungry so there i sat with my tongue haning out wanting to try this and that, but when hubby is not hungry he is letting me down because I could be having a bite  or two of what he is having…so he totally rained on my strawberry festival fun as far as the food…so we walked and walked and saw everything….the contests, the bluegrass bands, the “cracker” village where a woman made rope,  the blacksmith made nails, the woman was braiding a wool rug…it was awesome!  We saw the cows…their were no pigs, chickens, and lambs so that was a little let down, but it was something to do… I am not the relaxing type…My sewing is done that I thought would take me my whole time down here…I’ve read : The girl who kicked the hornets nest.  the last book in the series of 3.  We saw the new Matt Damon movie and now this is the second night in a row that I am up!  We have to go to the expo center tomorrow early and finish setting up the booth, so that will be something to look forward to.  I just love to work and that is the plain truth.  I will have to find a kit in the booth to make so we have a second sample.  Wish I would have brought more of my new stuff that I really need to get ready for Spring Market…Well it is 5 am now…time to get up and burn off some energy…Here is a slide show of the strawberry festival… I would have loved to buy about 4 flats of them, they were only 8$ a flat!.  Mom would have loved making jelly and freezing these berries!  In Wisconsin we have to pick your own and it costs about $15 a flat….LB

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9 Responses to “stawberry festival”


  1. 1 SUE
    March 16, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Wish I was there with you.I can smell the strawberries here in Wisconsin.

  2. March 16, 2011 at 6:54 am

    sometimes husbands are useless! I would have been a good “bestie” and helped you sample the fare!

  3. 3 Carolyn Vogel
    March 16, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Beautiful quilts! Interesting how they do the planting.

  4. 5 Kim
    March 16, 2011 at 8:59 am

    This is the time of year I really miss Florida..fresh strawberries……..mmmmmmm just to smell them everywhere………still in the 30’s up here with snow on the ground. enjoy!
    Happy Sewing

  5. 6 Elizabeth Bryan
    March 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Lisa

    Fabulous photos. What a great place. Very interested seen the lady making the braided rug. That’s one thing i would love to make. I bet it takes alot of fabric. Must look out for instructions/kit somewhere.

    Love reading your blog

    Elizabeth
    Auckland New Zealand

  6. March 16, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Lisa, Been to the strawberry Festival in plant City and the strawberry shortcake and whipped cream were delicious..also soo much fun watching people walking around eating their desserts with whipped cream on their nose like he dived in!!! Florida strawberries look good but the best are Wisconsin berries picked right from the patch…they are as big but oh soo sweet! Hope you enjoy your time down there..Beth

  7. 8 Joan Zook
    March 17, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you, Lisa
    My hubby and I lived in Lakeland for a few years and we went to the Festival every year. It was always better than any State Fair I had been to. The memories came flooding back. We always headed straight for the strawberry shortcake as soon as we got there, no matter what time of day it was. Saw many great shows at the outdoor theater in the afternoon. Thanks again for sharing. My hubby died 3 years ago so this was quite a blessing.

  8. 9 Sharon
    March 18, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Hey Lisa, all of us back at the shop are envious of those strawberries but glad you are enjoying some quality time! My parents went to the Strawberry Festival for 20 years when they wintered in FL so I’ve been there many time times too…it is great. Enjoy, travel safe, see you soon.


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