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Bring on the berries

Andy and Luke start filling their box with fresh strawberries at Sweetberry Farm near Marble Falls, Texas.
(Andy and Luke start filling their box with fresh strawberries at Sweetberry Farm near Marble Falls, Texas.)

I used to pick strawberries with my family as a kid.  We always had a great time.

Mom and Dad would drive out to some “pick-your-own-strawberries” farm in Virginia where we would spend hours getting sunburned and stuff our containers and ourselves with ripe red strawberries.

I want my kids to have the same experience.  That’s why the three of us hit the road Saturday morning for a farm just outside of Marble Falls, Texas — Sweetberry Farm.

If you’re not familiar with Central Texas, Marble Falls is about an hour west of Austin in the Texas Hill Country.

We met our friends Jenny and Eric and their son Ollie, picked up our strawberry boxes and got to picking.

Luke plays with a mud cake in the strawberry field.
Luke plays with a mud cake in the strawberry field.

Luke helped for a little while, but he was so excited, he and Ollie spent the rest of our picking time running through the aisles, which were muddy, pretending the mud was chocolate.

It was very muddy, but we were prepared with extra clothes and shoes, so I wasn’t worried about anyone getting caked with mud.  And thank goodness they had several hoses available for us to wash up with.

It didn't take long to fill our boxes with juicy strawberries!

After picking three boxes of strawberries, we paid and headed off to the picnic tables for lunch.  They have a nice shady area for people to relax in — right near the animals, so the kids were excited.

We followed up with some delicious ice cream — STRAWBERRY, of course!

Luke was exhausted by the time we left Sweetberry Farm three hours later, but it was well worth the trip.  I had big plans for those berries!  And I do plan to return in early June for blackberries!