Farms with Otis June 2009
Skye and Otis came to town for a
wonderful visit and over the course of a fun filled busy week we
had the opportunity to visit Springridge Farms.
is a wonderful place for kids, adults and grandparents alike to
visit. The barn is a fantastic place to shop for trinkets and
smell of freshly baked strawberry tarts and home made pies with
hot coffee is enough to make your mouth water the moment you
John has been a warm friend for as long as I can remember. My
mother had worked at this farm way back in the late 60's and
early 70's. It has surely changed since then when the primary
focus was fresh and frozen cherries.
Farm now is a local treasure that hosts birthday parties, large
bus loads of school kids from the city and shoppers from all
strawberry patches with over 6 varieties provide bounty from
early spring to mid summer and early fall and all sold at the
barn or pick your own.
John has watched us grow up, our kids grow up and now our first
grandchild and he had the biggest smile on his face holding
John took us on a wagon ride up the fields to the edge of the
escarpment near the newly created lookout from which you can see
the CN tower in Toronto, down over Burlington Airpark and west
towards the Burlington Bay and Mount Nemo.
saw the nesting Canada Geese and the Vultures floating on the
breeze off Rattlesnake point.
was fascinated by the Chickens and Goats as well as the
beautiful peacocks and was all smiles when he got to
"drive" a tractor and play with the sand box toys.
the girls took Otis through the corn maze and we browsed in the
barn. So much enjoyment in such a short time.