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Berries on Saturday!

We will open again for our U-pick Black Raspberries on:
~~~~~~~~Saturday, July 2, 2016 7:30 a.m.~~~~~~~~~~

Until then, I will be putting caution tape and cones up in the field where sweet Lily found this little guy! And she asked to bring him home! I would have hugged her, but….well, you know….she was holding a SNAKE!


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Next open day: Wednesday, June 28

We will open again for our U-Pick Black Raspberries on:
**Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 a.m.**

We had a great, steady day today! Thanks to everyone who came out to pick! It was fun to see our “regulars” and fun to meet some new customers! Have a great Tuesday, and we’ll see you Wednesday!

The following pictures are Ava at 4 years old and Ava now at 10 years old…not much has changed when she picks berries!



PicMonkey Photoava

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Open Monday, June 27, 7:30 a.m.

We will open Monday, June 27, for our U-Pick Black Raspberries at 7:30 a.m. We will stay open until we get picked out so call before coming to see if our phone message says we are running low on availability. Hope to see you on the farm!




My hand after a morning of picking black raspberries!
My hand after a morning of picking black raspberries!


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A Great Opening Day! See You Next Week!




We are now closed for the day (2:30 p.m. Friday, June 24)  We are pretty well picked out! Thanks to all who came out this morning. The plan is to open again Monday, but check here or call to be sure…no matter how much I talk to the berries, they do things on their own time and in their own way! Happy Weekend!




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We will open Friday, June 24, 2016 7:30 a.m.



This Friday, June 24th, we will open for our U-Pick Black Raspberries!  No worries if you can’t make it, we will have more days over the next few weeks that we are open.  Here is a reminder of how the berry season works:

**I will update our sites (Facebook and and our phone message with any updated information.   (740-536-7853) We have a lot of people call each day to hear the updated message of when our berry picking days will be.  I will say the day and date on the message so you know that the update is current.

**When we are open, we usually have a large number of customers come in the morning to pick, since it is cooler.  If we have a large number of people come, our field may get “picked out” (all the ripe berries get picked!) and so we will close. As soon as we make the decision to close, I will update our phone message.  So we always tell people to call before coming out.

**We have to give 2 or 3 days for more berries to ripen before we open again, so keep checking when our next open day will be.

**We have waxed boxes for you to pick berries in, which are yours to take.

**We have an acre of black raspberries.  They are trellised up on wire for easy picking.  We keep the rows between the berries mowed, too.  When people ask what they should wear, I tell them they can wear shorts and flip-flops if they want.  The berry plants are thorny, so your arms and fingers may get poked, but it’s not too bad.  There isn’t any shade in the field, but you can come to the barn and get out of the sun.

**We have a sink in the barn to wash your hands and splash cold water on your face.

**Our black raspberry season lasts between 2 and 3 weeks.

**Our prices are: $4.00/lb for U-pick….I no longer take orders for pre-picked  🙁


We hope to see you on the farm!



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2016 Opening Black Raspberry Day Soon!

Well, the time is finally here!  We are watering the field and waiting for the warm weather to ripen the berries!  We are expecting it to be sometime this week.  I’d like to say the end of the week, but with the warm weather, it could be sooner…keep checking our website, Facebook, or our phone message to see!



Each year, I say I am going to keep up with our website over the winter….and then life takes over and I don’t get to it!  Here are some pictures from this spring of a few things on the farm:

Our old llama died over the winter, so we have a new llama and alpaca.  The llama’s name is Jack and the alpaca is Dusty.






We also have new babies….or lambs as John insists on calling them.



This is a picture of my favorite new baby:

IMG_2029babyOh wait these two babies are my favorites:












Or maybe this one:




Well anyway, we have new lambs.


I will post more pictures and info about new things happening on the farm as I update our U-pick times this week.


We hope to see you soon at the farm!  Dusty will be waiting!