Live the Dream
Today after church my husband said, “I want to go out and see a new U-Pick blueberry farm I saw on Facebook.”
Big L Ranch hosts events and has the truck set up for those who want to take photographs.
The Botanical Garden’s Berry Festival is next Saturday, so this was a perfect time.
Off we went to find Big L Ranch at 20899 Avenue 322 in Woodlake, CA. We had so much fun.
Like Avila Barn
We arrived on the second week of their ranch adventure.
One of the owners, Jada Lee, told us that her model is Avila Barn, one of my favorite spots when we go to the coast.
Like Avila Barn, have activities for the family to enjoy while you pick berries.
It was fun, friendly, and homey.
Jada Lee is an artist. She and friends create and sell handmade items. A friend of hers made these. I did not write down her name.
The bowl took dozens of hours. If I had done it, I’d still be working on it from my childhood.
These cups are adorable.
They even have artwork on the bottom.
The ranch has four acres in blueberries and will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 7:00pm through early June.
There is more to do than pick berries. They serve the most delicious blueberry treats like muffins, scones served with homemade vanilla ice cream.
“Did you say ice cream?”
“Yes, Jack, there’s ice cream.”
Jada made unique cabinets from discarded materials.
This is Lee’s first harvest. They are not new to the area but have lived on the ranch for six years. Watch the video to hear how they got started.
Matt Lee teaches at the Tulare County Office of Education Court and Community Schools. It was fun to learn that we knew several people in common, including my friend Elane Geller, who survived the Holocaust and Scott Dakers, who taught with Matt.
My husband knows his cousin, realtor, Robert Lee.
We enjoyed a fabulous hour or two hanging around visiting and eating. You and your kids can have a great time here.
They expect to enlarge and have even more fun activities. You can also schedule events at Big L Ranch. Contact Matt and Jada Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org 559-280-2767. We thought they were delightful, and think you will also.