The crisp cool air is settling in here in the Smokies. Wood burning stoves are active as smoke and fog (it's hard to tell as they look the same) nestle across the valley floors. The leaves are beginning to turn though only in the early fall color varieties. This morning I have the wood cook … Continue reading Fall Is Wild – Insightful Times In Our Lives
We've had really cold sub freezing temperatures here in the Smokies over the last few weeks and it will get worse this weekend. We have had days of snow this last week and also have snow in the forecast for two more weeks off and on. It is such a challenge right now as all … Continue reading Trying To Keep The Babies Alive In This Insane Cold Spell
It is cold this morning: Really cold. It's in the low 20 degrees F. so all the water buckets are still frozen. I've had to truck down water to all three barns. The great news is all the new babies are doing well. And, we had two new baby goats last night that are big … Continue reading A Crisp Cold Winter Morning Photographic Farm Tour Of HiBar Ranch
My Rustic Hideaway In The Mountains You call me at odd times in the morn in daylight. You beckon me to come in the middle of the night. When things are so quiet you stir a restlessness in me. I am pulled into your warm arms like being swept out to sea. Wood golden, sunlight, … Continue reading My Rustic Hideaway In The Mountains (Poem)
We always love it here in the Smoky Mountains when it snows. I have been wanting to post some pictures of our farm when it snowed recently. I am finally getting to it. Here is our Smoky Mountain farm in the early morn after this winter's first snow fall.