Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Weekend visitors....

The girls came to see us this past weekend! Mallory and Morgan (biological daughters), Nina (not biological but ours just the same) and Sweet Pea (aka - Taylor Fayne our granddaughter. Morgan also brought her dog, Cooper (Monroe, Savannah and Tallulah's brother). This was the girls first trip up and the weather was spectacular!

Mallory, Nina and Morgan

View of the farm on the climb to the ridge.

HB's favorite tree.

View from the ridge.

Sea of gold.

Morgan and Cooper

More views.

Aunts Nina and Morgan and one tired little girl!

Valley view.

Update on animals coming soon. We are pleased that in three separate moving trips with the animals we only suffered one chicken casualty. We have since lost 3 more birds but with moving 60+ chickens I'm still happy with the result. The goats made the trip with no problems (including 2 new ones that I will introduce in the coming days).

That's all for now.

Live simply, love fully and smile!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cha - cha - cha - changes.....

Well, it's been way too long since I have posted......and do I have some major changes to share with you regarding Spring Lake Farm. Here is the bare bones break down:

July - Resigned from my job, effective 8/31/10.

August - Trip to the TN, NC and VA mountains to look for potential farms to lease. Found one on the Tennessee/North Carolina state line. Lease application submitted and approved.

September 15th - Moved Spring Lake Farm to the mountains of Tennessee!

We are located about 15 minutes northwest of Boone, NC in a small community named Trade, TN. Lots more details to come but here are some photos of our new home....

Old farm house....

Old tobacco barn (current home of goats and chickens)....

Corn crib with stables in the background (current home of chickens)...

Photos of the land...

Needless to say, we love it here! Lots of details to fill in and many more pictures to share. I have missed by blogger friends and am looking forward to catching up with everyone soon.

For now, from the hills of simply and smile!