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All About Strawberries

I love strawberries and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to experience its journey from the farm to our table…well mostly to our tummies. Haha!๐Ÿ˜‚

We had to take a looooong train ride from Seoul to reach this strawberry farm in Gyeonggi-do. But we had so much fun!

Here we were being taught how to pick the strawberries.

To pick the strawberry by not squashing it, put the stem in between two fingers and just push. The strawberry will gently fall onto your hand or into the container.

When we were done picking, we made jam! The strawberries had to be washed and drained.

Then we put on some gloves.

And crushed them. So messy but fun! What a day for the boys to wear white shirts!!! ๐Ÿ™„

After the strawberries were crushed into tiny bits, we cooked them in low heat with some sugar. Then kept on stirring until our desired jam consistency was reached. This took quite some time so everyone had their chance to stir and cook the strawberries.

Time for a taste test before packing them into jars.

Teo approves!

We brought all these back with us.

While the boys were eating strawberries,

I learned how to make strawberry rice cakes.

Rice cake, jam, and strawberry.

Rolled into a ball.

And ready to be eaten. This was how it looked before it disappeared into my tummy. ๐Ÿ˜‚

A fun morning at the strawberry farm ๐Ÿ“

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Pinkieโ€™s Farm

Mateo, my 2nd-born, loves animals. So when I heard about this all natural dairy farm in Lipa Batangas, we just had to bring him! On a Sunday, Pinkie’s Farm was only an hour and a half drive away from the city.

When we arrived for the afternoon tour, we started with a brief history of the farm. The kids preferred to play and run outside rather than listen to this…hahaha

Then we did the “quesong puti” (white cheese) making. We made cheese using only their fresh all-natural unprocessed cows milk.

Mateo tasting the finished product. He got all sweaty from running and playing outside but he went back inside just to taste the cheese. It was tasty and delicious! Not your average bland quesong puti.

We were also given a taste of their fresh milk and yogurt. I can thoroughly say that the adults enjoyed this part of the tour the most. I loved their chocolate milk! So smooth and rich like melted ice cream.

Then, we had pastillas (sweet milk candy) making for the kids. The milk was boiled until sticky and the kids had to roll the mixture in sugar and wrap them in wax paper.

I appreciated the efforts of the guide, kuya Emman, and the farm manager/vet Ms. Jessan to make sure that the kids washed their hands and put on gloves.

The kids had fun doing this as it was like playing with Play-doh.

While the bigger kids were busy, our little boss, Lucas was chillin’

Then we were off to do the most awaited part of the farm tour…milking and feeding the cows.

When we arrived at the barn, the cows were relaxed and listened to classical music! Apparently this helps them to produce more milk!

The cows had to be washed.

And the kids had to wash their hands again.

There was a short lecture about the cows, their anatomy, how to milk them, and the proper behavior during milking and feeding.

When the guide, kuya Emman, asked for the first volunteer to milk the cow. Guess who wanted to go first?

Mateo was so happy! Ofcourse, his favorite animal is now a cow. Go figure ๐Ÿ˜‚

Caleb’s turn to milk the cow.

Once everyone had their turn milking the cow, we went to feed the cows and the calves.

Caleb enjoyed petting the calf.

We spent most of our time here with the calves feeding them grass and milk.

It was a fun, sweaty and productive Sunday for us and our best friends. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Total electronic free time: 1.5-2 hours (Aka tour time)


1. Bring an ice cooler for all the natural products that you will buy. You need to keep them cool.

2. Wear rubber shoes or rubber boots to keep your toes dry and clean.

3. Cash is king. So bring cash to pay for entrance and goodies.

4. Bring extra clothes to change into. You will get sweaty.

5. Leave the farm to go back to the city before 5pm to avoid traffic. It took us longer to get home.

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