Homestead Farm is Peachy Keen

Tuesday August 17, 2010
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Homestead Farm
15604 Sugarland Rd.
Poolesville, MD 20837
Recorded Message: 301-977-3761
http://www.homestead-farm.net/
HomesteadFarmEmail@gmail.com

Saturday morning, we made another visit to Homestead Farm to pick some peaches.  I love that Homestead is 20 miles outside the Beltway and only takes us about 35-40 minutes to get there.

First we had to get some obligatory pictures…

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Blackberries were also in season, but alas, none of our crew will eat them.  We got a late start and didn’t arrive until around 11am.  Our late arrival time had me  worried the selection would be limited and/or picked over.

We had the option to ride or walk to the  peach orchard.   We opted to walk as it wasn’t far from the entrance.  As we walked down the long row, passing tree after barren tree, I worried that my fears were valid.  But after a short ways, we struck gold.

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There were plenty of beautiful yellow peaches everywhere.

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Everyone was happy with their haul and filled their buckets rather quickly.

Photo tip:  If you want a photo of happy smiling children – Command them to NOT SMILE or look at the camera.

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After picking, we decided to hitch a ride on the tractor wagon back to the store.

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We paid for our produce and then spent some time visiting the animals.

While Homestead doesn’t have nearly the features to be found at Great Country Farms, it’s nice that you don’t have to pay to be on the property and the small petting farm is enough for our kids.

Here’s some more pics of the farm, for your viewing pleasure.
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When we came home that night, we had peach cobbler, topped with ice cream and whipped cream for dessert.

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The kids declared it delicious, until they got to the cobbler.  Oh well.  The ice cream was good.

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