What an awesome home economics school day yesterday! Started out by taking the boys strawberry picking. (They also had a free lesson on how to ask for direction when you can't find your destination as well.) We picked about 17 pounds of strawberries in 10 minutes. We had a blast! It took longer to drive there, than to pick.
When we got home, they helped me wash, trim, cut, mash, add sugar and put them in freezer bags.
I think they realize now just how much work is involved in their 'strawberry shortcake'. We didn't make homemade shortcake though. I was just too beat. We not only did the strawberries, but we made two loaves of banana bread for my father in law, two desserts to go with dinner for a family who's mother just died, and then of course the clean up.
This is a homeschool day the boys will never forget. These are the days that remind me why I homeschool.