Picture Perfect

One of the great things about living in Nashville is having the convenience of the suburbs (Target and TJ Maxx, can I get an Amen?), but living just within a few miles of the country.

Miss C had her annual fall pumpkin patch field trip this year and the weather did not disappoint. Neither did the cows. There were 12 calves at the farm, but I didn’t get one photo!

Quote of the day, from one of the first graders, “Ewwww, I can see that cow’s privates!”

Also, the kids could not stop talking about the cow smell in the pasture. Call me crazy, but I love the smell of a farm. I grew up in the country and all the smells in the fields and the barns take me back. OK, OK so maybe I don’t love the scent of manure.

I want to give a little plug for McNeil’s produce stand on Highway 100 here in Nashville. It’s a perfect place to stop and pick up fall mums on the way back from Gentry’s Farm in Franklin. Thieves burned McNeil’s, which has been in business for 30 years, down to the ground this summer and they are up and running for fall with pumpkins and mums and produce.


  1. Melinda says:

    I am such a suburb girl… the perfect cross between a “city” girl and a “country” girl. I like the peacefulness of the country, going to the park or traveling outside the city, sun shining, birds singing, all that jazz… but I absolutely CANNOT imagine living more than a few minutes’ travel away from Target or Chick Fil A. And I LOVE stores and restaurants that are open late at night… just because sometimes, the only time I can do my shopping is after 10pm!

    Melindas last blog post..watching House

  2. Ashley says:

    Is it weird that I just got excited that you live in Nashville – only like 2.5 hours from me? Everybody seems to live either totally East or West coast. Sheesh. Sorry I’m rambling, I’m new here 🙂

    Ashleys last blog post..Just a Note

  3. Trysha says:

    I love pumpkin patches!! The pumpkin patch here isn’t quite ready, but by next weekend it should be rolling. I don’t know what it is about a pumpkin patch, but I just love em.

  4. Jill says:

    Honestly, in my little slice of suburbia there is (now) a pumpkin stand RIGHT NEXT TO the TJMaxx. Heaven! And those cows…those privates really do just kind of hang out there, don’t they?

    Jills last blog post..Me, Me, Me…Meme

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