Monday, September 23, 2013


G-son was here at 7am this morning to get this first week of Autumn started !
It is cool today but sunny. I noticed while I did chores that the dew was extra heavy today so it will be  awhile before hubbie can get on the lawn mower.
We made a trip to Sam's Club this morning to get some groceries and dog food. I also found g-son something for his 7th birthday that is coming up soon.
We got home before lunch time and made a startling discovery. Annie the red merle Australian Shepherd had a full sized raw steak that she was licking. She hadn't taken even a bite of it so hubbie immediately took it away from her . We have no idea where she got the steak,it was still cold as if it had been frozen but was completely thawed now. I just pray that it wasn't laced with poison. Usually she doesn't go off our property but Flash the male Basset Hound will from time to time  wander up around my brothers house so I am going to have to be extra vigilant to keep them in the yard when I turn them out in the mornings.
After lunch #2 son who is on a weeks vacation came by to get us to go with him to look at a piece of mountain land he found for sale.
It is some of my dad's family's land from years ago and I think his old cabin remains are somewhere on this property but I will have to wait until snakes hibernate to go roaming around up there.
These are some pics I took of the views from the house sites that were graded out.

I came upon this path down through the woods marked with blue ribbons so I carefully watched each step making sure I didn't step near a snake and followed it to the edge of the property which borders my cousin's land that she just had logged. It was a sad sight to see the mess the selective loggers left as they just took certain trees and left all the branches of those along with all the other trees they knocked down.
The woods on this land that is for sale haven't been logged and they were so pretty and contained some beautiful old trees and plants.

We saw this huge tree growing out of this large rock. We couldn't get around to the other side of it to check that out but this is definitely something you don't see everyday.

We were high enough for the leaf color on some of the trees to be really fall like.
I love this piece of property but I see  a lot of problems and work as there is a very long gravel road that hangs off the side of the mountain to upkeep. And there is a lot of rocks up there and I'm sure any grading for a house foundation would be tricky.
We came back to the house just in time for me to go pick up g-son from school.
He had a good day and was ready to get home to something to eat and his Lincoln Logs.
His dad had to work over this evening to pick up some carpet on the interstate that had blown out of a truck so he got to stay here longer.
#2 son came back to do more research on the internet.
Hubbie got the lawn mowed and then we finished chores. It has been a cool day only around 70 degrees but the sunshine made it really comfortable.
Talked to sis-in-law today and she told me that I am going to be a great aunt again as my nephew and his wife are expecting their second baby around next April.
Thankful for this beautiful day and for all the beauty our wonderful Creator puts before us. Asking for guidance for son as he again searches for that perfect home.
Good Night and God Bless.


Sandy said...

Carolina Nana,

Oh, how beautiful these pictures are of the property. I love the changes of the leaves, Autumn is here!!!

Congratulations on being a great aunt again.

Enjoy the temperature changes.

linda m said...

The property that your son is looking at is very pretty. But I do have reservations about the problems you mentioned. If they can be worked out it would be a wonderful place to build a house. Congratulations on becoming a great aunt again. Blessings!