Are you looking for a fun trip when in South Central Texas? Take your kids to the Jersey Barnyard where they can learn about all different types of farm animals and have fun on the farm. This is one of the dairies where Blue Bell ice cream gets its milk. For a small fee you can experience the full tour or your can go on a walking tour by yourself. On the full tour you can actually milk a cow! Now Little Face really knows milk comes from cows. We chose the walking tour, since we were here last year and knew where we could feed all the animals.
Having Fun on the Farm
Little Face and Little Miss love chickens. Little Face especially loves when the chickens are chasing him to eat cheerios. The chickens are allowed free range all around the farm. The hens lay their eggs in the barn. They collect and sell the eggs right there at the farm.
The highlight of our trip was feeding the baby cows. We decided to get two bottles each to feed the small baby cows. The little cow bottles are so cute. It’s best to hold the bottle up for the cows to drink. The babies can drink and not knock the bottle out of a little ones hand, if you rest the bottle in the corner of the wire cage. The bottle goes really quick, so have your camera ready to capture your Kodak moments. They both had fun on the farm feeding the baby cows.
To the Jersey Barnyard’s surprise, a miniature horse foal was born just this past May. He is so cute. My kids just loved him. There are many other animals to experience there such as rabbits, goats, pigs and more. You may have seen the famous singing cow “Belle” in the Blue Bell commercials; she lives at this dairy and you can see her when you come to visit. We had so much fun on the farm.
The best part of the tour is when you can go back and visit the air conditioned gift shop. Here you can purchase farm fresh eggs, grade A raw milk and gourmet cheeses. They also sell Blue Bell ice cream for those hot Texas days. There are many other unique gift ideas in the gift shop. I am sure you or your kids will be able to find something they love. I hope you will stop in for a little fun on the farm and tell the Frerichs I said hi!