August 26, 2011

Saturday Pet Blogger Hop - Country Roads Take Me Home

Lexi, Nitro, Tallulah, Bailey, and I are excited to participate in this weeks Saturday Pet Blogger Hop. Special thanks goes out to our Pet Blog Hop hosts, Life With Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers, and Confessions of the Plume! If you would like to read some entertaining pet blogger posts in the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop, just click on one of the host links above or click on the purple Pet Blogger Hop button on the right side of our homepage. 

Since I am currently at the BlogPaws Pet Blogging Conference today I just wanted to do a post on some photos I took last week. We live near the Old Homeplace Restaurant in Catawba Virginia and all the conditions were right to shoot some "Country Road" photos. This is a place we go about one a month to get some home cooked fried chicken, mashed potatoes, home baked biscuits, and peach cobbler. The food is to die for so we don't go often (because it is bad for my health but oh so good to eat). We live about 10 minutes from this farm where the Homeplace is located and we feel blessed to have such a beautiful farm so close to our farm. I hope you enjoy them and I should have lots of things to share with all of you when I get back from BlogPaws. In the mean time, stay safe from Hurricane Irene!

 Look at this big beautiful front porch at the Homeplace Restuarant in Catawba Virginia .

In the lobby of the Homeplace there are old photos of when they were building the Homeplace.

 This is what the Homeplace looks like today from the front field parking area.

I love this old photo. It hangs in the lobby of the Homeplace. I love it because it brings up so many memories of when I was a child when all my close friends and I had horses and we would ride them all over the neighborhood.

There is nothing like a big old front porch in the summertime to just sit in a rocking chair and rock all your troubles away...

I love, love, love this front porch!

 Here is Tallulah as we were heading out the door to go over to the Homeplace Restaurant.

 Front porch weather for sure!

They had beautiful flowers throughout the grounds at he Homeplace.

 The cows were enjoying the cooler weather in the early evening.

 Such a beautiful view surrounding the Homeplace.

I love cows...Dinner time!

 Beautiful farms in every direction. This is Catawba Virginia 

 Nitro trying to con us into taking him with us over the mountain to Catawba.

Sorry, I just can't resist a photo a Tallulah's curly Pughuahua tail!

This is the country road that leads to Rt 311 on the way to my house. This hill is called Hanging Rock and this is what it looked like 100 years ago. The rock on the right side of the hill still looks the same but this country road is country no more.


  1. It's hard to beat the beauty of Catawba! Love photographing out that way any time of year.

  2. I love your picture of Nitro-what beautiful eyes, and what a gaze

  3. These are great!! Oh, and now I have a serious Homeplace craving! We don't go often either, but I hate to think how often we'd go if we lived where you live. :) It looks like I could kiss Nitro right on his little nose, and I LOVE Tallulah's adorable curly tail!! Have a great weekend!

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