This weekend we made a run for hill country and headed to Sweet Berry Farms in Marble Falls. We actually got out of the house for 9:40AM, a house record (HR)! The drive was gorgeous and entertaining and took a little over an hour. I enjoyed the conversation we had on the way up to the farm. The Artist is my favorite person to talk to.
We got there around 11AM and were shocked to see the parking lot nearly full. After being directed to a parking spot, we got out the car and walked up to the front of Sweet Berry Farms. Everything is a la cart at Sweet Berry Farms, so whatever you want to do you pay for it separately. They use a cash or check only system so the place has a family friendly financial feeling too it, makes it more nostalgic. Since Be Be is still young we opted to just do a few things like the corn maze, feeding the goats, and the berry jump.
Of course there were lots of photo opportunities. I will apologize now that this post is a bit heavy on the photos, but look at the cuteness!
When we first got there we ate lunch at the picnic tables. I showed enormous foresight and packed up some sandwiches, chips and snacks for the occasion. I even remembered water for everyone, but forgot paper towels. This was Be Be’s first time eating a sandwich (peanut butter and jelly) she ate about half of it so, I will call that a win. Then we walked around and took some more photos of cuteness. The grounds are really set up for photos and stand up cut out photo opportunities are everywhere.
Daddy had to hold her up
Cutest pumpkin ever
The Artist wanted to do the corn maze and kids 3 and under are free so we did that at $2.50 per person plus tax. It was the children’s maze that we went through. Apparently, there is also an adult maze that takes 45 min or longer to complete, it is called, the Texas maze. But like I said we went with the kids maze and it was quite challenging. The kids maze was perfect for Be Be and she loved running around in the corn field telling us which way to go.
I know! shorts in Mid October. Ah the Life!
After that Be Be wanted to do the Berry Bounce. It is some sort of aired up trampoline that the kids bounce on. It is pretty cool. Be Be didn’t really jump, she sat down and got bounced and she loved it.
When the worker called “Times up” all of the children got off of the Berry Bounce…except mine. She refused to come off and was out there all by herself where I called and called to her from the sidelines. Finally, I realized I would have to go and get her so I made my way towards her. As I started to walk across the Berry Bounce, she took off running and I had to chase her all over both Berry Bounces. When I finally caught her, she was laughing so hard she was snorting. It was hysterical!
On our way out of Sweet Berry Farms, we stopped off to feed the goats. She loved having the goats lick her hands. And I got to say, these were some very tame goats.
On the way back to the car, Be Be fell in the dirt and skinned her elbow. It made me sad to see her cry and be in pain. We then headed home and talked in the car about making this a new fall family adventure. It definitely was worth the drive out there.
Totals for the day:
Berry Bounce $2.50
Corn Maze $5.00
Goat Food $.25
Picnic Food $10
Total for the day $27.75
How about you? Do you have any Fall Family traditions? Ever been to a pumpkin patch?