There is a special place I like to visit, just a few miles down the road, nestled in the loveliest of Tennessee countryside.
Regular readers have been introduced to my passion in previous posts, it's an old Antebellum and historical home, working farm, bed and breakfast, cottage industry crafts, and luncheon tea room.
The quote directly from the 'farm's' website...epitomizes the experience.
'The rolling hills and a winding country road along stone fences lead to an antebellum gem.Leave your worries behind and follow your heart to a very special place in the country.From the moment you walk onto the impressive veranda, you will feel the gracious southern hospitality'
You can read about the Watermelon Moon Farm here : http://abritintn.blogspot.com/2009/02/awaiting-arrival-of-spring-and-visiting.html
Very recently my work schedule has changed, no more working Saturday's. One thing I have looked forward to doing, is spending the day at my favorite farm.
Sadly, I received an e-mail from Emily the proprietor, telling me they had suffered a fire in the main house. After a busy day of guests and in the middle of the night, she awoke to the sounds of breaking glass.
Together with her husband, they fought the blaze with nothing more than water hoses.
The damage was confined mostly to the gift shop, caused by a lamp that snaps directly onto a shelf.
Melted wiring, paintwork, inventory, historic glass panes in the front door, but luckily all repairable, and the main reason to be grateful, no one was injured.
Emily tells me it didn't damage the kitchen, and so if I'm up for it, we can still eat on the veranda.
Sounds perfect to me !