We live out in the country in one county but also live at the edge of the city limits of another county.
At the end of our driveway is a nice little country 2 lane road.
But it's only a couple of a minute drive on this road, through a housing development
Till we get to the busy 4 lane highway. ( How I got a photo with no traffic is a miracle)This busy road takes me to my FAVORITE place to shop! Where I spend most of my time away from the homestead.
From Tractor Supply I go on down the highway to my grocery store.
I go here every other day because my produce guy Jerry saves me the discarded leaves for my rabbits.
Since we left out early this morning I think we need to stop and get a biscuit and ice tea. No one makes biscuits or sweet tea like Bojangles and its 5 minutes from home!
Unfortunately there is a Walmart in this shopping center too. I only go there if I can't get what I need somewhere else so that's not very often.
I do use the pack and ship shop in this center several days a week. The ladies there are awesome!
From here we will go over to the feed store. Though I get most of my feed from Tractor Supply I get my alfalfa and special items and lots of advice from Lake Rim Feed and Seed. They also sell some of my soaps here.While we are on this road I will show you the park where some of us ladies walk early mornings in the fall, winter and spring. (summer is too hot) This park has really nice walking trails.
Right up the road from the rec park is a wildlife park. They raise and release fresh water fish. They have classes on fly fishing and father/son and mother/daughter fishing weekends.
I am so lucky to have all the places within 5 minutes of our home. One of my favorite places to visit is Gillis Farms. Not only do they have the best homemade ice cream anywhere(and sell my soaps) I can get lots of fresh veggies too.
When the soldiers fly over the Gillis Farm they see the flag painted on the roof and know its time to get ready for their jump.
Going the other way down the country 2 lane road will take us to a community named Rockfish.
Rockfish is where we go to take our garbage to a small waste/recycle station. There is also a very small grocery( Harden's) that has a really good butcher and the best cuts of meats for the lowest prices around.
I don't know where this couple get their fruits and veggies they sell on the side of the road but they have the sweetest watermelons I have ever eaten! Along the both sides of the roads around our home are fields of cotton, soybeans, and the tobacco stalks from where the leaves have already been picked.The tobacco in this area gets the leaves picked then they are cured in a tobacco barn that is heated. Where I grew up we cut the tobacco stalks and hung the whole stalk in the barn and it was air cured. Right down the road from our home is a nice little country church. I love the ladies circle meetings!We are very blessed to live where we are. To have the town and the country at our fingertips. I could take you to beautiful downtown Fayetteville and Ft Bragg but I wanted to show you the places I usually go to within 5 minutes of our home. And besides its getting late and you have other neighborhoods to visit. Bye and y'all come back now, ya hear!