Always wondering about the weather and looking for any wildlife, flower, bird, deer, butterfly, trees, etc. on daily walks with camera in hand.
By: WeatherWise , 7:15 PM GMT on March 20, 2017
Happy First Day of Spring.
Had a great time but is great to be back home thinking of spring. Still thinking about those shade sails or a smaller canopy but should just use what I already have. It withstood all kinds of weather from spring until late fall almost winter. I had a great drive back home and weather was on my side most of the way both there and back. I did stop on the way back at two of the places I dreamed of stopping in my blog about driving out. http://www.hatcherfamilydairy.com/about/dairy-sto re.aspx
This is a photo of the Hatcher Family Farm Dairy Store that I mentioned. Attached to it there is the Veterinary's office. I was lucky enough to catch a fellow that had brought his special donkeys in on Saturday.As I walked over, he said here comes the photo lady. I asked if I could take a photo of his ponies. He said sure but they were actually donkeys and he named the type which I do not remember. So that was fun. I am afraid I did not get such a great shot as I was so surprised he said yes. I am not sure if the lady is a vet or one of the vet's helpers. Seem to be three or four staff assisting.
Not sure if I noticed this old truck the last time I was there and perhaps it had not met its fate at that time. It has been a good while since I have traveled this route. I drove it as I headed back in October as there was a hurricane on the southern route. I drove it this time as my daughter pointed out if I needed assistance she and her husband could meet me on their end or one of my sons on this end which did make sense. Just seem like my G6 Pontiac raced down those mountains too much to suit me. However the I 81 and I 77 route is not nearly so treacherous as I 40 around Asheville, NC seemed. My new car seems to handle all terrains well even the muck and mud from the farm and wooden bridges and all. I took a photo to show the the wooden bridges that were out on the country road. Will share that later.
At any rate, seems a lot of folks share photos of old vehicles on WU and consider them prizes. So here is one from my adventures at the dairy farm on Saturday.
I have more neat photos but will stop here. Perhaps you can view them on Flickr after I upload them. I am just putting them all in my Nature album for now. I enjoyed my visit there looking over the countryside and seeing the cattle and all. Would love to take the farm tour sometime. I treated myself to a pint of their fresh milk and purchased a pretty birdhouse. I have one that I bought there several years ago by the same artisan. He/She puts tin roofs on them just like an old barn would have. Kind of neat. I also purchased a bag of corn meal by Beaverdam Creek Mill. Stone Ground Certified Organic, Tennessee Grown Corn, Non-GMO, Gluten Free. http://beaverdamcreekfarm.com/ I was looking that Tennessee Bacon that I found there once. They did not have it but had their own that they had processed but it was frozen. Had I had my cooler with me, I might have tried it.
This is the birdhouse that I purchased. Yes, there are others beside of it which I will tell you about later. And the table, too.
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