books

A Year of Picnics


 

The Essential Book of Homesteading


 

QUENCH

 

HANDMADE GATHERINGS

 

A YEAR OF PIES!

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: HOME DAIRY

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: KEEPING BEES

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: CANNING & PRESERVING

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: KEEPING CHICKENS


Instagram
  • A few steps forward a few steps back Such ishellip
  • Sleepy Sauce This guy Hes been through so much thesehellip
  • Okay friends I dont want to get into the particularshellip
  • Huge thanks to parademagazine for including A Year of Picnicshellip
  • Last year from midApril to early June I took ahellip
  • HUGE NEWS!!! We have been moved to a transition room!!!hellip
  • The kindness of strangers Ive always known it and ferventlyhellip
  • ALL CAPS OPRAH VOICE SHOUT This little chicken is goinghellip
  • Being back home means brunch on the porch in thehellip
  • Red hair baby nose face free of tubes at leasthellip
  • Happy Fathers Day to the man who made me ahellip
my sponsors
Lucky-Design-7
budha hill natural toysImagine Childhood
Imagine ChildhoodBlissful Belly
Sponsorship Information
blog archive
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008

Apple Of My Eye





As promised last week, Nicole and I trekked out to Sky Top Orchard in Flat Rock, NC this past Friday for several hours of apple-scented, blue-skyed, wagon-schlepping bliss. While both U-Pick veterans, neither of us had ever picked at an apple orchard. It was an absolutely glorious, highly welcome, sun-drenched morning, coming on the heels of several days worth of constant rain. 


We picked, pulled, tugged, oogled, giggled, and gathered up 55 pounds of Stayman Winesap, Arkansas Black, Cameo, and Gala apples. There were bus loads containing equal numbers of children and seniors continually arriving throughout the morning. There were goats and sheep and pumpkin houses and hay bale spiders. There were candy apples and hot & cold apple cider and straight-out-of-the-fryer cinnamon-sugar coated apple-cider donuts. This place was the stuff of dreams. If you’re ever up this way in autumn, I highly recommend a Sky Top detour. 

*To see more of our epic apple adventure, go here

One Response to Apple Of My Eye