Christmas Hills Berry Farm

Original homestead of berry farm.

Original homestead of berry farm.

A very berry family.

A very berry family.

Now you don't.

Now you don’t.

Look at those blackberries. See the strawberry.

Look at those blackberries. See the strawberry.

Strawberries nice, raspberrys in ice cream better.

Strawberries nice, raspberrys in ice cream better.

Allsmiles. You wonder how she could dissapear she looks like where's wally!

Allsmiles. You wonder how she could dissapear she looks like where’s wally!

Lilianna sizing up her strawberry.

Lilianna sizing up her strawberry.

Amelia enjoying the strawberry.

Amelia enjoying the strawberry.

Blackberries growing on farm.

Blackberries growing on farm.

Note school building that was built for 7 children.

Note school building that was built for 7 children.

On one outing we headed to Christmas Hills to check out the berry farm, I had already been informed that you could not pick berries, but you would get close enough to the farm to see how it operated.

The berry farm shop sold raspberrys, strawberries, black berries and a range of jams and sauces all related to the berry. I bought the kids a raspberry ice cream that Lilianna, Amelia and Marcella decided half way through that they did not like raspberry ice cream! Elijah and myself were the lucky recipients of the additional ice creams.

The berry farm was established by an ex convict who had been transported back in 1848 for stealing, he lived with his wife and seven children on the farm. The original homestead is still on site and Rosalee took photos of it. We sat down and had our strawberries and blackberries, the strawberries were very juicy and Amelia was a little sad as she thought these were better than her starwberries that she grew back at home. The blackberries whilst big and plump, lacked the sweetness of the wild ones that we had picked around Tasmania.

Whilst we were walking around Nanna rang and we all spoke with her, during this time Rosalee and I were distracted and Marcella went off and hid in the bushes after a short search she was found again and the kids played in the little kids area which they all enjoyed.

Highly recommend dropping by and checking out this place.

3 responses to “Christmas Hills Berry Farm

  1. glad to hear that you found marcella again…..off to ballrat in a few days..hope you all enjoy yourselves..i have a map and i am marking where you will be…hope the weather stays fine and you all keep warm..it has been a bit cold over nite here…in cold weather will be here soon…love nanna..xxx

  2. look forward to reading your April blob … makes me laugh .. your a good story teller Shannon …. must be the O’Neill genes lol

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