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Oct 12, 2008
 
What are your thoughts about Bear Wallow Farm this year ?
Had a good time

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Oct 12, 2008
 
The kids had a good time yesterday. And ready to go back today!!
Wasnt what I thought

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My hubby and I went yesterday, we took our son and daughter. I had been telling them we was going every year, but never did. So finally we went, and all I am going to say is, I won't go back. I mean pay to get in, and then have to pay for yr pumpkin, pay to get it painted, pay to feed the goats, pay pay pay.. I just don' think it was worth it, i wasnt impressed at all..
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I agree. The kids had a great time but you have to pay a ridiculous amount of money to walk around someone's farm. They are making a killing.
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My family went today and the children enjoyed it but it is over priced for what you get. I was also disappointed that nothing has been added to the attraction from last year.
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the duck pond and the fish pond looked awful. You couldnt see the fish.
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Tiana wrote:
the duck pond and the fish pond looked awful. You couldnt see the fish.
I know, my daughter was like, mommy where are the fish. it looked awful, I agree with you, and very over priced. And the tractor ride to the pumkin patch, wasnt worth standing inline for a hour just to go.
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Oct 12, 2008
 
Not the greatest wrote:
I agree. The kids had a great time but you have to pay a ridiculous amount of money to walk around someone's farm. They are making a killing.
They wanted a 1.50 for a hot dog. That's a shame..I was shocked, but my kids had fun, but I told them we wont be back...lol

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The reason I was asking is because we went yesterday . The fish pond was disgusting and filty ; extremely neglected. The duck pond looked like it had been taken over by some invasive pond plants and the ducks could hardly swim. I actually thought most of the animals looked poorly. For what they are making I would expect to see the animals living in better conditions. Then you pay for everything and I mean everything ! The over pricing to me reflects that not everyone is welcome ; some families do live on very limited budgets and would not be able to afford such prices. The food was good, but again , costly. I will not be back and would never recommend this place to anyone. Thanks for listening.
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I always pack drinks in a cooler and sandwiches because for a family of four it was nearly $40. There was no way we would have been able to spend even more on food. I also thought the animals looked poor.
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Tiana wrote:
the duck pond and the fish pond looked awful. You couldnt see the fish.
This year is the second year of a drought cycle. Many farm ponds have completely dried up. It takes quite a lot of rainfall to keep a pond healthy. A spring fed pond is much easier to maintain, provided the spring doesn't go dry.

Animals are looking underfed at many places. The pastures aren't producing much grass due to the lack of adequate rainfall.

Thank all of you who visited the farm. You have helped the Burton's keep the farm open another year. They've taken a real hit in terms of livestock and produce production. Anytime the weather isn't conducive to farming, the farmer takes a hit in the pocketbook.

Exhorbitant fuel prices to power the machinery and to get the produce to market are taking a huge bite out of what might have been profits.

The small family farm is becoming a thing of the past. When they are gone we will be totally at the mercy of the megacorporation producers.

If your experience was a disappointment and you felt the cost was too much, how do you think the hosts might feel about the higher prices they have had to pay just trying to provide a meaningful experience for everyone?

I don't know the Burton's but I know their reputations as hard working and industrious. Again, thank you for helping them financially. Perhaps your money helped them be able to provide this farm experience to some children who haven't been fortunate enough to have lived on a farm.
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Oct 13, 2008
 
we need aplace that you get what you pay for. ya no! not some old farm animals that look like they have not eat'n in weeks and some biger pumkins if your going to have to pay 4 em!
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Beav_it_550 wrote:
we need aplace that you get what you pay for. ya no! not some old farm animals that look like they have not eat'n in weeks and some biger pumkins if your going to have to pay 4 em!
perhaps u should start a place like that and see how much it costs to feed all those animals ALL year and grow those small pumpkins (as u called them). we have had a drought and if u had anything more than a pea size braind u would know why the pond looks filthy, and that would be lack of rain also! it takes money to operate a place like that! perhaps u should open a place that's free to the public and see how long u stay in business. i guess u think it doesn't cost anything to run those tractors either. i am sure those hard working people trying to show u ungratefuls a good time would really enjoy knowing how u r on here dogging them. sounds to me like u all r a bunch of whiny asses that just think everyone owes them a living. if i didn't like it i wouldn't go back and as far as the comments on topix, i guess u didn't have anyone else to bash at the time so u chose honest people trying to run an honest business. GET A LIFE
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Beav_it_550 wrote:
we need aplace that you get what you pay for. ya no! not some old farm animals that look like they have not eat'n in weeks and some biger pumkins if your going to have to pay 4 em!
and i assure u all of their animals are fed and watered everyday. the next time u decide to visit bearwallow or any other place maybe u should call ahead and see if they will pay u to come and visit their business since u think everything else should be free.
maybe u just didn't enjoy spending the day with your family and u have to blame somebody!
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brother winston wrote:
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This year is the second year of a drought cycle. Many farm ponds have completely dried up. It takes quite a lot of rainfall to keep a pond healthy. A spring fed pond is much easier to maintain, provided the spring doesn't go dry.
Animals are looking underfed at many places. The pastures aren't producing much grass due to the lack of adequate rainfall.
Thank all of you who visited the farm. You have helped the Burton's keep the farm open another year. They've taken a real hit in terms of livestock and produce production. Anytime the weather isn't conducive to farming, the farmer takes a hit in the pocketbook.
Exhorbitant fuel prices to power the machinery and to get the produce to market are taking a huge bite out of what might have been profits.
The small family farm is becoming a thing of the past. When they are gone we will be totally at the mercy of the megacorporation producers.
If your experience was a disappointment and you felt the cost was too much, how do you think the hosts might feel about the higher prices they have had to pay just trying to provide a meaningful experience for everyone?
I don't know the Burton's but I know their reputations as hard working and industrious. Again, thank you for helping them financially. Perhaps your money helped them be able to provide this farm experience to some children who haven't been fortunate enough to have lived on a farm.
you said it all and i'm sure the burtons appreciate your response. not that it will help the bashers understand anything about the high cost of any type of farming. there is a lot of hidden costs to running a place like this and if everything was free how could they stay in business.
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Sounds like we offended you Mr. Burton. We are simply stating out honest opinions to a thread and you really show your lack of maturity for attacking people who think/feel differently than you. Sat. was a beautiful day and my first trip ever to BWF. I went with a group of adults and kids with the kids ranging in age from 6-18. I thought it was a little over priced and didnt have much to offer, but I watched our kids and believe it is an enjoyable day for kids 10 and under. I won't say never but have no plans to go back.
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Cianna wrote:
What are your thoughts about Bear Wallow Farm this year ?
u have only been a member for 1 day and u r already on here bashing honest, hardworking people. u should be ashamed of yourself for trying to run down a reputable business. why don't u try complaining about the weather cause i'm sure it wasn't right for u either.
me and my family go several times each year and have enjoyed it every time we go. so in my opinion if u can't say something nice u shouldn't open your mouth or touch your keyboard.
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Oct 13, 2008
 
Little Opey Cunningham wrote:
Sounds like we offended you Mr. Burton. We are simply stating out honest opinions to a thread and you really show your lack of maturity for attacking people who think/feel differently than you. Sat. was a beautiful day and my first trip ever to BWF. I went with a group of adults and kids with the kids ranging in age from 6-18. I thought it was a little over priced and didnt have much to offer, but I watched our kids and believe it is an enjoyable day for kids 10 and under. I won't say never but have no plans to go back.
First of all Mr. Burton wouldn't waste his time typing on a computer, he has a farm to run. Don't put someone's name on here until you know for sure it is that person. Second of all, everybody complains about the price. You have to pay for everything, blah, blah. The hayride is included in the price of admission and it is YOUR CHOICE to get a pumpkin or not. If you think the pumpkins in the patch are to high, try going in the Market and purchasing one for a dollar if you feel your child has to have one. The concession stand is run by people not associated with the farm, it is a totally different business ran by totally different people. There are many different costs to running a place like that, for example, food for the animals all year round, insurance, pumpkins to plant, corn to plant for the corn maze and that is only naming a few. I have lived and worked on a farm and I know how tough it is to run one. I think it is a great idea that was mentioned earlier, bring snacks and drinks with you, that would cut down on your cost.
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London, KY

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Little Opey Cunningham wrote:
Sounds like we offended you Mr. Burton. We are simply stating out honest opinions to a thread and you really show your lack of maturity for attacking people who think/feel differently than you. Sat. was a beautiful day and my first trip ever to BWF. I went with a group of adults and kids with the kids ranging in age from 6-18. I thought it was a little over priced and didnt have much to offer, but I watched our kids and believe it is an enjoyable day for kids 10 and under. I won't say never but have no plans to go back.
i can assure u mr. burton did not reply to any of these threads but i am sure someone will tell him. he has other things to do beside sit on the computer and read the commemts. there is alot of work that goes into this business and MONEY, and time.
the next time your family needs an outing go to the movies and see what u spend there and its not worth the money either, but i'm sure u still go . if u think its ridiculous to pay to see someones farm, then just stay in the city or wherever and let your children roam the streets and malls. shouldn't cost u much, but then what did they experience? those pumpkins weren't grown for free and some of u should know that fertilizer has doubled and it's not cheap.
for so many of u posters not to have liked your bearwallow experience i don't think anybody made u buy anything. and if u didn't like the size of the pumpkins don't carry them out of the patch. if the pumpkin painting was too high, paint it yourself. if the food was too high, bring sandwiches and drinks. the animal feed wasn't given to them and feed isn't cheap either. and if u didn't like the hayride or the wait, just don't go. U had the option to turn around and go home if u thought it cost too much. but u had rather stay and then go back home and get on topix and post everything u didn't like about it.
my family goes several weekends EVERY year and i have no problem with supporting the burtons and their farm as do many churches, schools, companies, etc... For all of u that don't think u got your moneys worth look around everything has went up. i don't think kroger gives me all i want for my money either, but i am not on here bashing the grocery stores.
u have your right to your opinion i just don't think it necessary to post it on here. if u don't go back i'm sure they appreciated your business and that is your right also. i myself will continue to visit every year.
As for them getting rich u should try figuring in the overhead to run a place like this. Insurance, feed, gas, wages,trash pickup, water, fertiliZer, porta potties, seed, and the list goes on.
PayingCitizen

London, KY

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Oct 13, 2008
 
How much does it cost to get in? How much are those extra things mentioned. We're planning on going Saturday with a group and I want to know how much $$$ I'll need to bring.

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