A Farm Country *Sigh*

Yadkin County, NC

I let out a little farm country *sigh* at the scenery on our way to visit some North Carolina wineries recently, driving though Yadkin and Surry Counties.


Farm country, some now growing grapes. . .

NC Wine Country

Still a little tobacco, some soybeans, and corn. . .


And more corn as far as the eye could see. . .


I have a special place in my heart for barns and farms since my grandparents had a farm.


Our family summer vacation every year was making the drive from North Carolina to Mississippi to spend a week riding horses, visiting the cows and chickens, trying to catch barn kittens, and snapping green beans on the front porch.


Doesn’t this scenery make you want to slow down, sit in a rocker and breathe the fresh country air?


I’ll leave you to enjoy a little rural scenery to kick off your weekend!











Farm Country Yadkin County NC

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  34 comments for “A Farm Country *Sigh*

  1. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    September 5, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Very peaceful! Looks like you had a beautiful trip Mary, I love the morning glories growing on the corn! Happy Weekend:@)

  2. September 5, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Such beautiful scenery! I adore NC! Thank you for sharing!

  3. September 5, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Mary, Your childhood summer trips sound wonderful! This corn is so high and I’m wondering if corn mazes are as popular down there as they are here? Gorgeous pictures! Another barn lover, Linda

  4. September 5, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Really enjoyed the farm pictures ~ I too have a love of southern barns, windmills and old homesteads. Thank you for sharing!

  5. September 5, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Good morning Mary! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures. Have a great weekend!

  6. September 5, 2014 at 7:56 am

    It looks just like my state of Ohio!!
    Someday I’m going to do a blog post about barn quilt blocks. A dear friend knew the woman who started the whole thing in Holmes Co. OH & now you see them all over the country.
    Beautiful photographs…Thanks for the mini vacation!

  7. Kim
    September 5, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Just beautiful!

  8. Phyllis Farr
    September 5, 2014 at 8:05 am

    PERFECT title! When opened this up, I unconsciously sighed — and then giggled that that’s what you meant… :)
    Have a good weekend — and thanks for this.

  9. Terri
    September 5, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Thank you Mary for sharing the beautiful scenes of “Our State”——North Carolina! Nothing beats the coast, piedmont and mountains of home.

  10. Marilyn
    September 5, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Beautiful pictures of the country! Thanks for sharing your trip!

  11. September 5, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Gorgeous, Mary!! I live in the country but can never get enough of beautiful farm images. You captured them perfectly! Thanks for sharing them!!

  12. September 5, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Yes, I actually did take a deep breath as I was viewing your scenic pictures, Mary. I loved seeing the quilt block on the one barn. Happy weekend to you.

  13. Brenda Mc
    September 5, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Ahhh. I know that morning glories are the bane of most gardeners, but I love them because they remind me of my grandmother’s garden and my childhood; running wild in the countryside.

  14. September 5, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Makes me realize how fortunate we are to be living where we do. Nearly all of these scenes could be within 2 miles of my house! Thanks for the fresh eyes; need a drive just to take those pictures! Have a great weekend!

  15. September 5, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Incredible photos Mary, and yes, extremely peaceful~you can feel yourself relax just by gazing at the open fields…the thing I miss the most when summer is gone is fresh corn, Oh how I would love to walk in those fields and grab an ear or three! Is NC wine very good? After the earthquake in Napa, I am afraid the California wines are going to shoot up in $! Wishing you a slow and peaceful weekend~

  16. Barbara Moore
    September 5, 2014 at 9:27 am

    These photos are so beautiful I want to frame them!

  17. Becky Reavis
    September 5, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I’ve lived in Yadkin county all my life and we do have some beautiful farm country.

  18. franki
    September 5, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Reminds me of my childhood growing up in the Midwest! Lots of hard work!! :) franki

  19. September 5, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Beautiful pictures, Mary! Very few farms left here on Long Island, the few that are left are out here, so we get the ocean and farms. LOTS of wineries, but I don’t drink. Nothing like picking apples with an ocean breeze, if you don’t mind paying 43.00 for a small bag! Guess we are paying for the ambiance! City people don’t seem to mind, but we locals do!

  20. September 5, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Gorgeous pictures and great memories of being a kid at your grandparents farm. Love old barns enjoy seeing these old ones still hanging in there. Thanks for sharing.


  21. Debbie
    September 5, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Reminds me of my childhood as well. Thanks, Mary, for some wonderful memories.

  22. September 5, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Since moving to NC, we love to travel and explore this state…taking the back roads!….Oh so beautiful…and I am “sighing” through this gorgeous post…yes, a wonderful way to kick off the weekend! Have a great one Mary!

  23. September 5, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Oh Mary, it reminds me of our family farm in Virginia. How I would love to move there and live. But, unfortunately time has past by to do this.
    Your photo’s are stunning and brought back so many wonderful memories. Thanks so much for sharing this post.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  24. September 5, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I love farms, barns and old buildings…one of the hats I wear is as “farmers markets correspondent” for a local agricultural web magazine/newsletter and I get to visit not only farmers markets all over our island, but get to visit the farmers and take tours of their farms…Love it!

    I love to visit farms and farmers markets when I travel also…I have yet to visit the wineries in NC, though and vow I will on one of my visits to my brothers…Maybe on my next trip to the mainland!

  25. September 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. September 5, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I have so many photos of similar subject as i, too, enjoy the rural scenes which also remind me of my grandmother and now my daughter.

  28. September 5, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Oh my goodness what beautiful photos! I love all farm life! I’ve been part of it all my life, now I’m a city girl..so really enjoy going for a ride to the countryside! :) BUT my favorite is your photo of that Morning Glory growing up that corn stalk! Amazing photo!!


  29. Ellen Martin
    September 5, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Just magnificent photos of beautiful countryside!! I agree……..many of these are frame-worthy! Thanks for sharing. As always, you create beauty whatever you do.

  30. September 6, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Mary, I can almost hear the birds chirping, and the cows lowing. I need to slow down. Thank you for the reminder!

  31. Sherry Myers
    September 6, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    My husband is from the mountains, and I am from the coastal plains of NC. I agree with Terri and have been blessed to see and enjoy everything in between. Your gorgeous photography brought back memories of precious times with my grandparents in the country. Thanks, Mary, for creating a walk down memory lane.

  32. paula
    September 6, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Thank you for sharing, such a reminder to be grateful for our farmers !

  33. September 6, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I am SIGHING seeing your pics, Mary! Just yesterday, I drove up to Lancaster county and saw many of the same scenes: barns, ROWS of corn, but also Amish buggies, workers in the feilds, cows, horses etc. There was no place to pull over to take pics rthough:( I did have my camera too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful NC!!!

  34. September 8, 2014 at 9:44 am

    so gorgeous, so green… i see what rain brings, beauty! loved you sharing so many barns, the quilt is wonderful and loved the tendril of the morning glory reaching up to smoother the corn~

    very restful here today, heavy sign…

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