Thursday, October 27, 2011

SkyWatch Friday

Some sky reflecting in the pond @ Peaks of Otter. To see skies from all over, visit Skyley!

Have a great weekend :)

Making Flies

Braden, Dalton and Ashlyn are learning how to make a fly for fly fishing @ the Roanoke Outdoor Circus.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Barn Charm Tuesday

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!

(Buchanan, Va)

Click the Barn Charm badge below to view barns from all over the world :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday

This was taken yesterday at the Roanoke Outdoor Circus which is a new annual event to promote healthy, outdoor recreation.

Linking to Mellow Yellow Monday!

Friday, October 21, 2011

SkyWatch Friday

This was the sky while I was driving home the other day. Fall produces some pretty skies, doesn't it? To see skies from all over the world, hit up Skyley!

Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Farm House

I would take an old farm house like this over a new McMansion any day. This one is in Buchanan.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Watery Wednesday

The pond @ Greenfield. This was about 2 weeks ago. I need to hurry back over and see the changes in color before it's too late!

Linking to Watery Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Barn Charm Tuesday

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!

I do what I have to do for Tricia and her Barn Charm meme! To see barns from all over the world, click the Barn Charm badge below!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday

Saturday afternoon Braden and Dalton had a football game in Buchanan. The drive was so pretty with all the leaves changing!

Linking to Mellow Yellow Monday!

Friday, October 14, 2011

SkyWatch Friday

Well the sky was grey and boring on Monday when I took the boys apple picking, as it has been all week, but don't you just love that weather vane?!

To see skies from all over the world, visit Skyley!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cabin Days

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:


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.


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.

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.


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.


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

Watery Wednesday

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

Barn Charm Tuesday

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

Mellow Yellow Monday

My Dalton (number 17) getting in position to take out that kid that's getting the ball! It was a great day for football! Linking with Mellow Yellow Monday


Friday, October 7, 2011

SkyWatch Friday

A winter day from the trails @ Greenfield. To see more skies from all over the world, visit Skyley!

Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tinker Creek Hand Works

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!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Watery Wednesday

Sunday was spent hiking and sitting by a camp fire @ Kelly Hollow in Jefferson National Forest...linking to Watery Wednesday

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Barn Charm Tuesday

Drive by in Shawsville, Va. I really liked the whole setting of this, with the great old house. Wish I could have gotten closer :)

To see more barns from all over, visit Tricia, host of Barn Charm!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday

Ozzy taking a well deserved rest amongst the dandelions. This was from our trip to Gettysburg over spring break. Ozzy has more than quadrupled in size since!

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