The farm is called Berry Patch Farms and it is in a charming countryside setting. I sort of felt like I was back in New England. We used to go apple picking every fall and I was craving a hint of that fun tradition. I was a little worried how the kids would react, but we had an amazing time and the kids were begging me to bring them back every week.
While we were picking berries, Thomas yelled out for us to come and check something out. As we ran over, he showed us the biggest, creepiest spider I have ever seen. Its body was easily 1" and its legs had yellow and black horizontal stripes. We were in in awe watching it. It was spectacular. We later found out that it is called a "Banana Spider."
We ended our berry picking adventures by selecting some fresh wildflowers and we made a few purchases in the little grocery store. Thomas has quite an eye for photography. He took these pictures.
It was a really fun afternoon and we all left feeling a little happier. I bought a bag full of supplies to make homemade salsa with vegetables grown at this farm. Our kitchen smells like basil, cilantro and garlic. I guess another day off from school was way better than any of us had expected. Great day.