Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Barnery Turned Winery

Our way of preparing for a monster storm?
Going motorcycle riding with our oldest and his friends while stopping in at a couple of those awesome Virginia Wineries.

Although I have been to the small and quaint Sharp Rock Winery a few times, looking at it from the vantage point of posting Barn Charm photos was a new opportunity.

We also had stopped at
 Early Mountain Vineyards (formerly Sweely Estate Winery)

I am quite happy the old barn was spared demolition when the large stately
hospitality areas were built.

The new owners have made vast improvements since we last visited.
Inside was a fabulous tasting room

and outside plenty of space for relaxing

or if the spirit moves you...and you are as competitive as my Joey

a little game involving trying to catch a ring on the hook on the pole.
 Joey won.
 I lost count on how many tries it took.
(Or how many glasses of wine were consumed waiting for someone to score)
 I do believe a good time was had by all. 

Hope all my fellow Mid-Atlantic blogger friends stay safe.
I will be knitting and baking my way through the wind and rain. 
And maybe enjoying a glass of wine or two..

~ Joan

Sunday, October 28, 2012

We're keeping an eye on the weather forecasts here in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  

In the Country
The Greeter at Sharp Rock Winery, Virginia

and back in the city

Transcanal Center, Alexandria, Virginia

We're all Good.
How about you?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Autumn Images

In the mountains

On my socks completed just in time for falling leaves

Embossed Leaves Pattern, Yarn by Mountain Fibers

On the back porch

In the kitchen

Out the front door

Back at the city place looking down from the balcony

And out the back door of the farmhouse

Hope you have the best weekend.
I am heading over to  the Fiber Arts Friday link up

~ Joan

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sometimes Nature is perplexing.

 One will suffer to bring life to others.

Such is our world.

But we can always look for the good...


..and find it.

In our own time and in our own way.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Sunday

From my kitchen window view to yours

~ Joan

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday Drive

Seemed many had the same thought.

The GPS lady had no say at all this time.

We knew where we were headed.

Up and over the mountain from our home and along Fort Valley Road.

One of the most scenic in Virginia.

Enjoy the tour!

Apple Harvest Shed

I like the evolution of this old home. Can you see where a porch used to be?

 Old Rag Mountain. A hiker's paradise. Our farm is on the other side.

That orb would make a great centerpiece in the garden

Much respect for those enjoying the moment without the motor.

All of the photos were taken while cruising. Thank goodness for the super fast automatic shutter setting thingy.

Happily sharing with Barn Charm
Hope you have a wonderful week.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Good Morning.
It's a bright, beautiful, crisp Autumn day here in the valley.
I will spend it gathering up the last of the summer garden goodies before the expected frost tonight.
And then playing with this.
A much needed new cooktop with a large double center burner perfect for canning.
First up, pepper jelly.
Then onto apples, tomatoes, and pumpkin.
Hope you have a happy day!