Thursday March 3, 2016
The Florida Strawberry Festival is a large event in Plant City, Florida. We went on the first day and got the senior citizen discount. Yeah!They plant onions on the outside of the strawberry fields to protect the strawberries. The onions are very sweet and large.
They had pig races.You have to look closely to the first turn.This is a pig in training.
Then we learned about how they plant and grow strawberries. This equipment was amazing. The Super Bedder forms the mounds for the plants.Then they put a black mulch cover over the mound.This machine punches the holes for the plants and then they are still hand picked. Amazing.
We saw some cloggers. This was a lot like a county fair in Tennessee. We saw live stock and they had pig showings and live stock demonstrations
And then we went to the pioneer village and met this woman. I wish we had gotten her name. She was Awesome and showed Cliff had to make a strong enough rope to lead a cowShe took the 3 strains of twine and made one large rope. The paddle is what she used to braid them together.
And as we left, we saw people picking the strawberries by hand.
What a great day in Plant City, Florida.