Apple Works

I’ve been jumping at the chance to participate in any cliché fall activity since my childhood was so “deprived” of any season change.  I’ve also recently become a new step-mom so I’m living out my second childhood through their eyes.  It’s been… interesting, but that’s a whole other blog.  So I packed up the family and headed to Apple Works for a day of fall fun.  It’s a pretty little back road drive to get to this hidden apple orchard which features a pond, picnic area, farm animals, playhouse, and a country store.  They put on various annual events, specific to the season, but fall is THE time to come.  Although not technically in Brown County, it’s a close reach so we like to stake a little claim on the festive attraction.  Continue reading

Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour

Typically in school you learn the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.  In Florida, you learn: summer, summer-y, not summer but still hot, and Christmas.  I grew up sweating in my Halloween costume, spending Christmas in our pool and New Years Day at the beach.  This year is my first official fall and I am beyond excited!  Fortunately for me, I moved to an area famous for beautiful landscape and spectacular fall foliage.  Now that it has arrived, I love my country road drive to/from work every day, eager to see new vibrant colors.

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Abe Martin’s County Picnic & Nashcar Outhouse Race

It was a busy Saturday in Brown County, so after the Etsy art show I skipped over to the village to witness the famous Abe Martin County Picnic and Outhouse Race.  Yes, outhouse, as in the outdoor potty.  We’ll get to that shortly.

It’s an annual community event with food, fun, and music put on by a local organization, the We Care Gang.  Community businesses and groups compete in several rounds of games consisting of a cornhole tournament, plunger toss competition, and outhouse race.  Cue banjo music.  This city girl has officially arrived in the country. Continue reading

Etsy Art Show

I am obsessed with Etsy.  Ever heard of it?  It’s a website where people can sell their handmade arts & crafts ranging from art, photography, clothing, jewelry, pottery, woodworks, quilts, knick-knacks, and toys.  It’s a great place to find one-of-a-kind pieces and I particularly like to peruse it to find inspiration for craft projects that I’ll never finish, and more likely never start. Continue reading