Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Leaves are Peaking, Purkey's Brothers, WoollyWormFestival

I was heading out to work this morning, saying goodbye to Jefferson and all the gang,

noticing that the leaves are peaking here in The High Country,

when Della see's some folks coming up our road (BooneDocksWilcox Holler Rd),

Oh Yeah! it's Purkey's three brothers - Beecher, Sap, and Piney. We all love those boys, they've come over to visit and deliver more pumpkins to sister Purkey, they've got a big order to fill for this weekend. Purkey brews the cider and the boys go out and sell it to customers.

The fella's brought pumpkins and gave us some corn.
Two Pumpkin Seeds
One day I found two pumpkin seeds.
I planted one and pulled the weeds.
It sprouted roots and a long green vine.
A pumpkin grew. I called it mine.
My pumpkin was quite round and fat.
I really am quite proud of that.
But there is something I'll admit
That has me worried just a bit.
I ate the other seed, you see.
Now will it grow inside of me?

The boy's live near the Blue Ridge Parkway, but wish they'd move over here. They have a large pumpkin patch just around that bend, on Maple Branch Dr.
The view from their pumpkin patch.

They'll be working at the Woolly Worm Festival this weekend selling Pumpkin Cider so if you're in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by.


Tammy said...

What gorgeous pictures of the leaves turning! I think you all must be a little way ahead of us. Ours are turning, but aren't that spectacular yet. At least though we've had a nice long mild fall, which is nice after that hot, hot summer.

Foothills Poultry said...

I have about a dozen wolly worms for my Sister-in-Law. She goes every year and takes a bunch of wollies to cash in. Every single wolly is almost completely red. Most do have a little black on each end. I have never seen all of them so similar before.


Louise said...

A wooly worm festival! What a great idea. And, I never heard of pumpkin cider. Bet it tastes good. I just picked up some fresh apple cider from our local apple farm. Yummmmm.

Anonymous said...

Your leaves are gorgeous! Ours here in the Roanoke area have barely turned... Hoping, but probably in vain, for a colorful fall season this year.


A blog by the "Farmer" said...

I'm pretty sure I'm in love with Jefferson!

And, your pictures... so so so so beautiful!

I am amazed at how you find the time to have such a beautiful place. Can you share your secrets?


P.S.> I'm with you on the "at-home partner." Mr Farmer says as soon as I finish my doctorate, he's going to be the 'at-home partner.' I love that idea!

Carol said...

Never been to a Wooly Worm Festival..looks like fun...never had pumpkin cidar..sounds remember checking the Wooly worms to see how bad the winter was going to be.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pix!

Flartus said...

Oh no! Looks like our mountain weekend's gonna be exactly one week late! Oh well, at least there should be lots of fresh apple cider still around. Miss Chef has been thinking "Hendersonville apples" for months now, lol!

Love the close-up of the corn, and of course, the boys' valley. Amazing. Nothing can compare to the show Mother Nature puts on in her own time and season.

John Gray said...

your photos (as always) ar equite lovely!