Sunday, November 30, 2014

Medoc Mountain State Park – Hollister, NC

Time for a little R&R, we’ve started exploring some of the local state parks here in North Carolina. Medoc Mountain is not really a mountain at all; its highest point reaches an elevation of only 325 feet above sea level. It is, rather, the core of what was once a mighty range of mountains - Medoc Mountain is what remains after millions of years of erosion. The eroded peaks were formed by volcanic action during the Paleozoic Age, about 350 million years ago.

Medoc Mountain has 12 miles of hiking trails; we did about 11 of them. This is one we explored along Fishing Creek.

Jordyn's checking to see how wet the water is. :)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stafford’s on the Farm?

That’s right a farm!  We bought a farm in North Carolina, we’ve been here a year this Thanksgiving.  Here’s our little farm house.  A small 3/2 that fits us just right!

Here’s where the crops should be grown, but I can’t get Jane to plow it. :)  

Here’s what we have now, it’s the end of the growing season so it’s a little overgrown, right.  We have some Red Romaine lettuce, rutabagas, Brussels sprouts and broccoli going. The weather has turned colder than normal, in the 20’s at night, so the garden is taking a beating.

We still have our trailer and made a little campsite so we don’t lose our camping edge!  We’ve found some nice state parks here in North Carolina, we’ll post some updates on them soon. 

This is a view headed out the back of our property into the woods.  We have our “Pro Hunt Club” shack out here. 

This is our shooting range.

This is our little red barn and chicken coop.

Here are some of our Buff Orpington chickens, Link our rooster/guard chicken.  Robbie’s holding sqweep our youngest chick.  Yes, most of their names came from Monsters VS Aliens. 

Link our rooster!

We plan on updating our blog more often now that we have settled in.  In our next updates Jane and Jordyn will make an appearance along with the Chubs the Guinea Pig.  Maybe I’ll even let you see our John Deere tractor! Oh yeah!