Jul 7, 2006

Flower Farm

My friend from waaay back (middle school) came over yesterday with her little boy and we went to a pick-your-own-flower farm nearby. It is BEAUTIFUL there.

It's set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with beautiful, lush valleys and hills all around you. Gorgeous.

As soon as we got there, we were greeted by that adorable little doggie in the photo with Natalie. She came running up to our vans as soon as we pulled into the driveway, so excited that people were there.

When we got out of our vans, she was so happy, wagging her tail and rolling over for us, then went running to the barn entrance to escort us. I wanted to bring her home along with my flowers!

She's the size of a puppy but is a full grown, miniature Jack Russel Terrier. I so want a lapdog like that, all small and cuddly. She followed us around as we went flower picking and the owner said she just runs through the fields all day, or goes swimming in the pond (but she won't swim in their pool!)

Luckily, the owner told us AFTER we were done that the dog always brings back snakes and even snapping turtles to the house to eat. I didn't like the idea that those creatures might be out there among us!

She also came back with a groundhog twice her size. Too funny.

There were also two very fat pigs that were so ugly they were adorable. They were snorting and almost mooing at us. The kids loved it!

For $6, you get to fill a big jar to make a bouquet. Natalie made one and I made one. The bouquets spilled over in my van on the way home, though, and my van now smells like mildew. Plus, there are bugs and spiders STILL crawling around in my van (I had both a bug and spider on my skirt while driving today) that came off of the flowers.

When we got the flowers home, Natalie and I had so many we were able to divide them into three vases. They really brighten up the house!

I am so going back there each month when new flowers are in bloom. It's the perfect place to hang out with other moms.

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