Orchard Pond Organics

Orchard Pond Organics was the first farm we visited on Farm Tour 2017. We rode around the farm and saw the fall crops in process, experimental crops and land reserved for the locals to have their own gardens.   Advertisements

Millstone Plantation

Millstone Plantation, officially known as Millstone Institute of Preservation, was the host of the Farm Tour 2017.

Redemptive Love Farm

During Farm Tour 2017, we visited Redemptive Love Farm in Miccosukee, Florida near Tallahassee. The farm was full of children laughing and playing with the many animals on the farm. Most impressive were the many children helping with the tour. Brian and Shannon began taking in orphans. As they realized the compassion the children had for a few stray cats and dogs, they also…

Fenced

 

Turkey Buzzard

I realize turkey buzzards are scavengers but they can be rather captivating when they lift up into the air. As I came close to a flock of buzzards on the side of the road, several of them stretched their wings and flew up into the trees. They really are big birds. I had my window down as I passed them. I was suddenly reminded why…

Wayside Flowers

The flowers that bloom in the Spring are always so beautiful, vibrant and colorful. I look forward to Spring every year but this year, I have come to appreciate the flowers of Fall. The flowers I have seen this Fall have mainly been on the side of the road. Yellow, orange, red and muted purples dot the countryside. I am thankful for the colors…

My Favorite Shade of Green

The different shades of green make this picture for me. Green weeds, green cotton plants and pine trees are country to the core. Of course, the grain silo makes my heart happy even if it’s only partially visible.

Vintage Treasures

I love vintage everything, especially in the country. This beautiful barn and classic car caught my eye while traveling down a back road I had not been on before.

Stephen C. Foster State Park

We took a homeschool field trip this past week to Stephen C. Foster State Park in Fargo, Georgia. This park is the main entrance into the legendary Okefenokee Swamp, which is one of Georgia’s seven natural wonders. The tour guide took us deep into the swamp, turned off the boat motor and let us enjoy the sounds of the swamp. The silence of the swamp was…

Donkey!

 

A Wild Experience!

My family and I spent the weekend in Columbus, Georgia. It was the first real family vacation we have had in several years. From walking through an abandoned cemetery to getting slobbered on by water buffalo, we had quite an adventure. Of course, I took plenty of pictures. Providence Canyon (aka Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon) is a Georgia state park and was formed by…

Cotton Flowers

This is a flower of a cotton plant. Our clothes are made of this same cotton. The cream or yellow flowers open in the early morning hours. During this time, the male and female flower parts expand rapidly. On the second day, the petals of the cotton flower turn pink. The flower dries up and drops off, forming a boll, which is the fluffy,…

Corn

 

Old Barn

I’m always torn between making a picture grayscale or leaving it in color, especially pictures of things from the past. Grayscale adds to the vintage feeling as we often think of the past in black and white. Color, in all its vibrancy, makes you feel like you can reach out and touch whatever is in the picture. In the picture above, the beauty of…

A Day in April

I took this picture because this area reminded me of Little House on the Prairie. A pasture with a tree here and there against the great expanse of the blue sky.