Autumn in Asheville

 Last weekend we snuck away for a quick trip to visit my family's farm in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. I've been trying to get back into the swing of our schedule here at home but my mind is still there taking in all of the beauty on the farm,

One of the great blessings of our move is that now we are only a 4 hour drive away form the farm (well 5 hours for us, somehow driving with the kids we always make so many stops!) and now we can visit more than just once a year.

The view from my aunt's deck is just breathtaking,

the perfect spot to warm up with a warm cup of coffee after a coooold night camping in the van,

Even with our sleeping bags and duvets we were freezing in the middle of the night, so we slept indoors the next night.
We loved seeing the autumn colors of the leaves, reminding us that it really is getting to be the end of October even though at home in Charleston it still feels like summertime.

On early morning walks we watched a flock of wild turkey foraging in the woods, Jasper stood stock still for a long time just staring at them.

It was a perfect weekend with all of the delights of being on the farm in autumn, country walks, crunching leaves and dirt roads, bonfires.

The kids made instant friends with the kids of the family that was renting the vacation rental on the farm for the weekend.

Other highlights included visiting the LEAF festival and harvesting the final bounty of veggies from my aunt's amazing garden, each of those deserves their own post that I'll share this week. I hope that you are having a good week!