We made our annual berry pickin’, animal visitin’, picnicin’ trek down to Southern Belle Farm this week and enjoyed a splendid day of good clean country fun just an hour away from city. With the PCP at school, we brought our sweet neighbors A and C along for the day!
We each picked two gallons of the ripest, juiciest strawberries you could ever wrap your lips around…
We visited the horses, donkey, goats, sheep, bunnies, chickens and cows…
We laid out our blanket and lingered over a picnic lunch…well, A and I lingered while the littles ran wilder than the animals…
And we wrapped up our day with homemade, farm fresh strawberry ice cream
If you go:
– We’ve tried other berry picking spots around Atlanta and Southern Belle is our very fave! It’s right at an hour drive from just north of the city.
– Call before you go! After a big day of berry picking, they may stay closed the next day to let more ripen and they are not open when raining.
– Berries are sold by the gallon – this year strawberries are $10 per gallon. They sell gallon buckets for picking for $1 each and they can be reused for blackberries and all future visits.
– They only take cash and checks.
– There are often field trips during the week and there are some activities reserved for just those on field trips. You might want to warn you littles in advance that they will not be able to go on the cow train, giant trampoline or tractor ride. This stuff is probably available on the weekend, if you are interested in that.
– Take a picnic lunch and a blanket. The picnic tables are usually filled up with students but there are plenty of grassy spots to enjoy your lunch.
– Take a couple of quarters if your littles want to feed the goats!
– Save some room for the homemade ice cream. It’s $3 for a giant cup!
It’s days like these that are what being a mommy is all about!