Palette Pad, Rural Cabin On Working Farm, Pets Welcome

Georgetown, Texas

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The Palette Pad is on 172 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country and all is available for you to enjoy during your visit. There is so much to do on the farm, many guests tell us they never left! We have a variety of farm animals - cattle, horses, goats, and chickens, as well as an abundance of wildlife and birds. There are two beautiful State Parks around Lake Georgetown that many guests have enjoyed.

Cozy up in front of the fireplace, or enjoy the great outdoor fire pit/dining area, or take a nap together in the hammock.

We have many guests at Scurlock Farms from the larger cities and are told they truly enjoy the peace and quiet in our country setting while visiting the area. Especially in these times with Covid, they are really enjoying getting back to nature and being able to relax and actually do something safely while being together.

Others are thinking of buying property and moving to the country and wanted to "test drive" staying in a rural setting.

Georgetown has the "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas" with its many shops and dining opportunities and is only 10 minutes away. Be sure to visit the Visitor's Center on the north side of the square for brochures on hiking trails and areas, as well as a Georgetown View magazine with discount coupon for InnerSpace Caverns.

Some choose to stay on the farm and enjoy the activities here, while others tour the wineries in the area, try out a different restaurant each evening (several farm-to-table), enjoy the live music available almost every night in Georgetown, go into Austin or shop the outlet malls in Round Rock, or use the farm as a home base as they take day trips, exploring the surrounding areas - including Magnolia in Waco. You get the idea...each one can have a unique experience.

Simply watch the horses, cows and goats as they graze in the pastures, watch and listen to the bird activity from the beautiful outdoor seating area with beautiful Texas Hill Country terrain, or stroll down to the river bottom and hike along the river.

Want to fish or learn how to fish, but don't want to bring all the equipment? No problem! Just let me know and I will give you our local fishing guide, John's, contact information. John will come to the farm and bring the bait and all the equipment, then give you a lesson!

Or, if you are more adventurous, help us feed and hold the baby goats - feed apples to Ginger and Duster, our two horses; help gather eggs in the evenings from our free-range chickens; "drive" a tractor; pick something for dinner from the kitchen garden planted just for you; or if your little ones have a green thumb, they can help plant in the spring or fall; have a bonfire down on the wide river banks, or gather your own pecans from the 20-acre orchard in November.

We are giving hayride tours around the farm. I can show you around the farm, the river, hiking areas, and the animals. Once you know the lay of the land, you are free to wander and enjoy any of the activities on your own.

Deep in the heart of Texas in the Texas Hill Country, this was the art studio of well known Texas landscape artist, C. P. Montague, one of President Lyndon B. Johnson's favorites. It was designed around centuries-old live oak trees. It is constructed of river rock picked up at the river on the property. Beautifully and comfortably furnished.

We have owned the farm for 53 years and we do our best to be good stewards of the land entrusted to us. We practice cell grazing with the cattle, harvest 11,500 rain water and use it to water our gardens. We have xeriscape yards. The homes were built using native products, are well insulated with double pane windows and we no longer use single- use plastic shampoos, straws, etc. We produce a lot of produce in our gardens. All of the food is used by ourselves, eating it fresh and in canning and freezing, and we share much with The Caring Place food pantry, a local charity I have volunteered with for 15+ years and have been on the Board of Directors for 5 years. We have a farm stand on the weekends to share with our neighbors, and it has been a huge success. We encourage guests to help by closing blinds on the west side in the afternoon, and turning the thermostat up/down when leaving for the day. The home heats/cools very quickly.

Don't throw out food when leaving. It will be used as animal feed, by the housekeeper or donated.


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