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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Strawberries from Sweet Berry Farms,
Marble Falls, Texas.

April 26, 2008


On Saturday, we met up with the Cantu' clan, and headed out to Sweet Berry Farms. Sadly, Dane had to stay home with Ed because he began running fever at Mother's Day Out on Friday. The rest of us took the scenic route to Marble Falls. We arrived about 10:45 am. We bought the boxes needed to "pick your own," and headed out to a large field with rows and rows of strawberry plants. I wasn't sure how the kids would take to strawberry picking. I should not have thought twice! The kids all took off with their baskets and got lost in the fun!
In order of age:
Clark



Olivia



Mason



Simon



Ian



Vanessa
(S0 she isn't picking strawberries in this photo but she is looking beautiful with her new hair style on the way there!)



The Gang and Their Goods!


After the picking, we visited the animals. There were horses, chickens, goats, and donkeys to pet and feed. Below is the Mama Donkey followed by her newest arrival "Jamella."


Back at the strawberry barn, where you pay for the strawberries ($2.50 a pound), we learned that the onions were ready to be pulled. We walked over to the rows of onion plants to pull some white and red onions ($1.25 a pound). Man, did they smell GOOD!!

The Limbaugh's take for the day.


We picnicked in the shade of large oak trees while we watched the goats. One of the goats apparently thinks he is a bird. He walks up a tree where he has a wooden platform to lounge on. One of the owners said bird-goat spends more of his time in the tree than on the ground!

Mason took this photo. Look closely... the bird-goat is heading up the trunk of the tree.




The strawberries are so deeply red and juicy. They range in flavor from super sweet to tart! Besides eating the strawberries straight out of the colander, we have had strawberry smoothies and blueberry-strawberry muffins.

1 comment:

Granlally said...

Looks like you had a great day plus strawberry shortcake afterwards. Yum!

Wonderful pictures.

Granlally