August break: cloud 9


 The view from my grandparent's deck...

the vegetable garden...

where I channeled my artistic expression this week...

the pond where I learned how to swim...



four baby cows this year, the little rust colored one is our favorite....



the best part, spending time with beloved people...

Our week on my family's farm, aptly named Cloud 9, is coming to an end. On the second evening that we were here a wild ligtening storm came up and the house here on top of the mountain took a direct hit so all of our power and internet was taken out. Power was restored but we spent the week without internet access, which was a nice chance for us to have a totally technology free week! What an escape!
My aunt does an amazing job of running farm here, she rents two of the houses on the property out as vacation rentals now so if you are ever looking for a place to stay in the Asheville, North Carolina area you can find out all about the farm here. It really is a little slice of heaven.
Seeing my children here, playing like I used to play with my cousins, makes my heart so happy.
We can't wait to come back next summer.

4 comments:

Kolleen said...

what WONDERFUL pictures!!!
it looks like you had an amazing time and it sounds like that lightning strike turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

enjoy the rest of your time!!!

xoxoxox
k

Estelle said...

And your post just made my heart so unbelievably happy. Each photo said so much about summer and family and simple pleasures. I just wanted to jump right in as I read along. That sweet little cow, those pies, your babies and your childhood memories. All lovely.

Lori said...

WOW. I am so happy for you. The pictures are gorgeous Faith. I can feel the love looking at them!

Lori said...

Oh and the baby cows?! sigh

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