Luscious, just-picked strawberries from North
Carolina's U-Pick Farms. Who can resist?
North Carolina has U-Pick Strawberry fields all over the state. Pickin' season in eastern North Carolina is April, May and June. It's later in the Piedmont and in the western part of the state. And the jam is like no other!
Christmas lights twinkle in the small town of Windsor, NC, at Christmastime
Folks from everywhere flock to this tiny eastern North Carolina town to see the spectacular display of lights, some almost swoon. Herman and Therman Hoggard, two of the Hoggard triplets, decorate all year long so folks of all ages can enjoy this wonderland. There is also Sherman, and he helps when he can. Continue reading
Load your muskets, it’s time for the Confederates
to defend the Roanoke River at Ft. Branch
Yankees arrive with horses and canons – they fight to the death. All that is left is smoke and few men. This Civil War Reenactment happens the first weekend in November every year near the small eastern North Carolina town of Hamilton. It feels real. Continue reading
I went to Kinston, in Lenoir County, NC in search
of a “dough burger” and found much more.
After eating a famous dough burger at Lovick’s Cafe, friend Kathy and I decided to stroll Herritage Street in Kinston’s Historic district.
The LOST COLONY – Has it been Found?
(Photos by permission of Lost Colony Outdoor Drama)
English colonists settled on Roanoke Island in Dare County, North Carolina over 400 years ago. But to this day, the mystery surrounding their disappearance is still very much alive, especially in Manteo, where the production of the Lost Colony Outdoor Drama is in its 74th season. Continue reading
Lynda Oden holds down the fort at Oden's Store
on a North Carolina country road near historic Bath, NC
She has been there for as long as I can remember. This old country store is crammed full of treasures – depression glass, furniture, old signs, old tools and all the things you can't wait to discover.
Edenton, NC is breathtaking in spring – the colonial houses,
the landscape, the old plantations … all speak history
(Photos courtesy Chowan County Tourism Develpment Authority)
On April 29 and 30, 2011, fourteen of these original private homes, dating from 1764 to 1910, will be open to the public for Edenton's Biennial Pilgrimage of Homes and Countryside.
Rock-n-Ride Bike Week on North Carolina's Outer Banks
April 16-25, 2011, will have some amazing scenic rides
Bikers cruise the same stretch of beach that pirates patrolled 300 years ago.
Don't miss the Spring Fling Miniature Horse Show on
April 14 – 17, 2011, in Williamston, North Carolina.
(Photo by Peggy Rogerson of Peggy Rogerson Photography)
And you can see them showing in all their finery at the East Coast Miniature Horse Club (ECMHC) Spring Fling Miniature Horse Show April 14 – 17, 2011, at the Senator Bob Martin Ag Center in Williamston, NC.
Sporting Clays is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA.
The 2011 North American Grand Prix Sporting Clay Shoot and the East Coast Championship both will be at Hunter's Pointe, March 16-20, right here in eastern North Carolina in Beaufort County.
(Chives from the herb gardens at Big Mill Bed & Breakfast. Photo by Chloe Tuttle)
Another great reason to visit North Carolina's Outer Banks – to attend the "Green for Herbs" cooking workshop March 19th at Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo on Roanoke Island in Eastern NC.
Sunnyside Oyster Bar in Williamston, NC is
little changed from 1935 when it first opened.
Folks still siddle up to the bar, order either oysters (raw or steamed) or shrimp. They have added crab legs and scallops. Don't expect any trimmings other than crackers and some really good secret-recipe hot sauce.
As you can see, quilters are quite resourceful!
(Notice the chain snake and plastic bag clips for decoration)
What a wonderful surprise to be driving through the countryside in Beaufort County, North Carolina, and right in the middle of nowhere-up pops Cotton Fields Quilt Shop.
Cotton Fields is in a double wide trailer – but don't think for a minute it isn't wonderful. It is! You enter into a palatte of color, rows and rows of cotton fabrics. Time was when all smal towns in North Carolina had fabric stores, but no more. So this shop is paradise if you are a quilter.