Strawberry Fields Forever – Watercolour

This is the view from the restaurant area at Craigie Farm, by Kirkliston, West Lothian. The farm grows many types of organic vegetables and soft fruit. You can pick your own fruit or just buy whatever has been harvested that day. We visited on Friday, looking for fresh strawberries as I don’t have the space – or the patience, to grow my own. This view looks over the beds of recently picked berries and onwards towards the north. Just think? To grow decent strawberries the ground must be well dug and manured. The plants must be protected from frost and birds. It is best to wait until the plants are at least two years old, then the berries are carefully picked by hand placing them in the basket taking care to avoid bruising. This is time consuming. I eat the things in micro-seconds – Mmmmm!