Farmhouse renovation August 2017

 I felt as though I spent most of the week holding my breath and waiting for the other shoe to drop.  A tear or two may have fallen.

How was your week?

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our broken community

A state of emergency was declared by the governor of Virginia yesterday.

It has been my policy to keep politics and religion off my blog.  I choose to make my posts pleasant, and positive.  While there are times that I share personal difficulties and unpleasant life events here it is because I don’t want to present a false impression that my life and home are picture perfect, they are not.  Still, I prefer to keep this a place for you all to come and read about good things, see pretty pictures and join in positive conversations.  Today, I stray off topic a bit.

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orchard trip

Recently Mr. Cottage and I set out on a mission to get some fresh peaches.

First Stop was Fruit Hill Orchard which is just a few miles away from home.

crates

This spring, Fruit Hill orchard built a new barn to house their store.

 Each day I would drive by and take in the progress.  It was so enjoyable to watch the progress and know that these people were fulfilling a dream.

I was looking forward to checking out the finished result.

Gala

grab and go

Chair

wagons

buckets

cat

coke sign

table

fruit bins

They also sell vegetables, herbs and baked goods as well as jams and jelly.

outside bins

red wagon

rain bar

After we left, I realized I never took a photo of the building itself.  Geez, I must have been sniffing too many peaches!

Next stop was Carter Mountain Orchard, high atop the mountain.  Views in every direction of rolling hills, vineyards and apples and peaches.

vineyards

tables

barn

apple branch

apples

ginger gold

sari

Awesome eye candy on this trip!

We brought home a big box of the best peaches.

Here are two recipes that rock those peaches and use basil which is quite plentiful in our garden at this time.

Peach, green bean and pickled onion salad.

Basil peach salsa.

See you later, Bye!

Kim