We gave each of the boys a bucket and helped them know which berries were good and ones that should be left behind to keep growing.
This was a perfect time to talk about "reaping" what you sow. I know that we did not put the work in to planting the berries but we have the opportunity to pick it. Our lesson... if you want to take some home to eat them, we need to pick them now.
One thing that is really different here in the East is that when it is hot.... it is really hot!! With the humidity, the weather is oppressing. The boys did really well and picked for a good 45 minutes. I was really proud that they made it that long. Next time we'll start early in the morning... that was our biggest mistake, it's never good to try to pick anything in the afternoon in Florida.