Rutland Farms Strawberry Pickin’

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I really love taking the kids to pick strawberries each year. Our local patch closed down and last year Casey and I took the kids to a place about 45 min to an hour away from us. It’s crazy to look back and remember being so pregnant and so hungry haha!

This year we wanted to take the babies for their first picking experience. The issue was: where could we go? We were hoping to find somewhere closer to home so I put it up on Facebook and several people mentioned a place about 20 min from us. We loaded up the kids and headed out only to realize that my maps app took us to the completely wrong town. It said we had arrived at our location and I was in the middle of a random neighborhood. We called the place and they struggled to give us directions too. So we decided to hop on 75 and head north. We knew there was another place right off the exit in Tifton so we headed there. In the end of it all we took longer to get there than we would have if we’d just gone back to Calhoun’s (where we went last year)! The babies weren’t loving being in the car that long and by the time we got there we only had about an hour until we had to head back. Zach and Jordan were meeting us at our house for dinner! 

We ended up at Rutland Farms and it was a beautiful property! They had a great set up and I’ve heard they have animals on the weekends and offer different items to pick throughout the year depending on season. The best thing about it? We could FIND it! Ha!

Straight chillin’

When Kye and I picked out his clothes to wear he said he wanted to dress like a strawberry πŸ˜‰ Love how into themes he is…I wonder who he gets that from? πŸ˜‰

Some berry cute cousins πŸ™‚

Not too sure if it’s a keeper πŸ˜‰

It’s so fun seeing Britt become a “big kid” she was into it!

I don’t think I picked a single berry! The kids did an awesome job and we got them all for only $2!

They have a wonderful playground area so we let the kids play a little before it was time to head back…they needed to burn off that energy for the drive home!

When did he get SO STINKIN BIG?!?!

New favorite pic of my big kids πŸ™‚ 

Practicing those driving skills πŸ™‚

Carter was Mr Photogenic while Tess was more interested in snacking on rocks!

I let the kids split a little strawberry icee thing they had as a treat for the ride home! It was a crazy adventure but we were very impressed with Rutland Farms and had a great time keeping the tradition alive πŸ™‚ The ride home was pretty intense. It was nice that we knew where we were going but the babies were over it. Tess was crying a lot and I ended up pulling over and asking Casey to drive the rest of the way so I could sit in the back with her and keep her somewhat happy! We were thankful to make it home and have a yummy dinner waiting for us thanks to our sweet husbands! 

Past strawberry patch visits: 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2010!

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