"The Mountains are calling and I must go"- John Muir

"The Mountains are calling and I must go"- John Muir

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My mountains...

Hey ya'll,

    Do you ever crave a place, like you crave food? I do, I crave the mountains, the deeper, the better. I am happiest when I am hiking, or camping, the peace and quite of the woods, a big open field in a mountain valley, a creek or a river. I have lived in a suburb with an inground pool, I have lived in a city with houses 2 feet apart, 2 miles from the mall. And I have lived on an 18 acre farm on top of a mountain, in a little white farm house with a tire swing, and goats, and a dog. And out of all those places, I have to say my favorite was the 18 acres, with the crazy goats, and the dog, and the tire swing. I miss my tire swing, when you are a kid, and you have a million thoughts going through your head, the best place to be is on a tire swing, with the rope creaking, and the wind going through your hair, it's pure heaven. I am craving that place now, my comfort zone, I am craving that place like people crave coffee, or chocolate, or drugs. That place is my drug. I need it, and sometimes, I get in the car, and I drive to that place, and I get out and let the fresh air hit my face, and I just breath for a little while. And then I have to get back to reality and go home. But I like the thought of being able to go back there, even if it is just to breath for a little while. Thank you God for that place, and those memories, and my family.


  1. I've never lived any other place than the mountains of western NC-couldn't imagine anywhere else I like to live either : )

    Congrats on the cheese-I've been making yogurt for the past few months-its so much better than what I've bought for years. I like your blog- If you ever have time visit me at www.blindpigandtheacorn.com sometime.

  2. I think the western NC mountains are the most beautiful on earth. I spent many vacations in Brevard. There is something special there. We ended up in Maine in our treck north. I truly love our farm. It's rural, quiet. Part of my heart is still in NC. I miss it more than where I grew up in FL.


The enchanting Blue Ridge Mountains I call home.


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I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina, in a little camper, with my husband and family. We are trying to become self sufficient and live off the land. I am sick of all the sad news on TV, the economy, and the evil world we live in, so we are trying to make things as simple as possible and get back to the basics. I think if everyone did that, and had faith in God the world might be a better place. Follow along, as we live life in our little tin can, and try to make it a home, while learning to homestead.