Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This is the same barn as last week, but I wanted to show you Mr. Longhorn. This was before the Mrs. startled both of us! Texwis Girl tells me she is a Longhorn too, thanks Texwis!
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Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Saturday the boys had a football game over at James River High School. This barn sits near the baseball fields. This cutie was laying on the ground chillin when I walked up to get a picture. Next to her was a very, VERY large long horn bull. When I walked up she jumped up so fast that she startled the bull. I got a quick picture then left, quickly!
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Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
On Sunday we wound up in Radford for Cabin Days at the Ingles Farm. This farm belonged to William Ingles and Mary Draper and amazingly is still in the family to this day! Cabin Days was a free event with demonstrators, dressed in period clothing, telling stories of life back then.
You can click HERE to read about the Ingles family and Mary's struggle for survival after she was kidnapped by indians.
Some fun fall stuff to do this weekend:
FRIDAY >> SUNDAY
Craftsmen's Classic Arts & Crafts Festival
With original designs and work from hundreds of artists and craftspeople. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free entry with a nonperishable food donation. Roanoke Civic Center Special Events Center. 853-5483.
FRIDAY >> SUNDAY
Clifton Forge Fall Foliage Festival
With a flea market, arts and crafts, music and food. There will also be a gospel sing Saturday night at 7 p.m. Free. Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Downtown Historic Clifton Forge. 969-6573.
FRIDAY >> SATURDAY
The Floyd Ghost Tour
An hour-long walking tour through a historic graveyard and around the center of Floyd offers spooky stories and ghost tales of days gone by. No reservations needed. 7 p.m. Meet at the Black Water Loft Coffee Shop, 117 S. Locust St., Floyd. 745-7433.
FRIDAY >> SUNDAY
Blue Ridge Potters Guild 12th Show and Sale
Featuring functional and decorative works created by more than 60 area potters, demonstrations of various pottery techniques and a children's corner with hands-on activities. Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Free. Patrick Henry High School, Roanoke. 343-1836.
Roanoke Ghost Tour
Take a trolley around the city to spot some of the most famous ghosts in town. Family-friendly; reservations are required. 7 p.m. $13. Downtown Roanoke. 206-2414.
Third Annual Crafters Fair and Fall Festival
Featuring crafters, vendors, a petting zoo, face painting, a raffle and silent auction, music, food and more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, 4909 North Lake Drive, Roanoke. 562-0511.
Northside Middle School 22nd Annual Holiday Craft Show
With more than 50 vendors outside and inside, a silent auction, kettle corn, apple cider, hot dogs and more. All day. Free. Northside Middle School, Roanoke. 366-1361.
MONDAY >> FRIDAY
The Treasure Hunters Roadshow
Anyone in the community can bring their attic treasures, and Treasure Hunters will make offers based on what collectors are willing to pay. If someone decides to sell, they will get paid on the spot. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Courtyard by Marriott, 3301 Ordway Drive, Roanoke. 217-726-7590.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sachs Covered Bridge was built in 1852 by David S. Stoner. Part of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia began it's retreat to Virginia by crossing this bridge after the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863.
Lots of paranormal activity has been reported here. Many believe this is due to its proximity to the battlefield. There is also a story of two Confederate Soldiers who were hanged here for desertion during the retreat from Gettysburg.
Linking to Watery Wednesday!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Yesterday, Columbus Day, the kids were out of school and we needed to go get some groceries for the house. On the way I decided to stop at the Apple Barn and look inside. The woman who works there asked me if we had been apple picking yet and that we should stop over at the other Apple Barn so the boys could pick apples. So glad we did. Turned out to be fun for all of us and I could cross apples off my shopping list ;)
The Apple Barn, both locations, are located in Troutville.
I'm linking once again with Tricia over @ Barn Charm!
Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Does this place look like it's probably filled with all sorts of irresistible treasures or what? I had to pick Ashlyn up nearby the other day but only had time to snap a picture. One of these days though I am going to see what's on the inside!