Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Day At Moss Mountain Farm

I was very excited to be invited to Moss Mountain to hear about the AR529 Plan, of which I will be sharing what I learned soon. (It is a very cool plan so stay tuned!) But today I want to share the beauty of Moss Mountain and the fun I had on my trip there.

I got to travel with two other Arkansas Women Bloggers:  Jessica and Alicia. (Check out their blogs: Life With the Bauer Bunch and Simple Words by A). 

We were a tiny bit excited and overwhelmed by the beauty we saw when we got there. Of course the texting, Facebooking, and Instagraming soon ensued. We wanted to share our whole day with all of  our social media friends!

One of the best parts of the day was meeting the fellow Arkansas Women Bloggers that I had never met before. They are a great group of ladies.

After shaking P. Allen's hand and shamelessly asking for a picture with him, we were able to tour his house. He is very personable. I felt that I could be myself and not worry about being "asked to leave" when he found out that my garden died before it even got started this year. 

One of our first stops was the sleeping porch. It is awesome! I think I could spend the entire Fall and Spring seasons on that porch. The view of the Arkansas River is very inspiring!


One of the fun things about the sleeping porch is that it includes a bathtub. This bathtub seems pretty popular with the blogger crowd, so of course I had to get a picture with me in it.

The film crew followed us around for most of the day. I think they thought we were funny. There is no telling where the footage of the Southwest Arkansas Women Bloggers will end up. Sorry Stephanie! :)

Oh and the cool thing about this cameraman--he went to Henderson State University!!  It's always cool to see a fellow Reddie!!!

One of my favorite places on the farm was the kitchen. I loved the simple, quietness of it. This is the view from the sink. I think I could just stand and wash dishes all day long! It is beautiful.

This is a pond with its majestic swans. Taking a walk or going for a run would not be such a chore if I lived here. I just don't think there is any way I would every get tired of the beauty that surrounds this farm. 

This is the Chicken Palace. Even the chickens are spoiled. I could live here even if I had to live with the chickens. 

After touring the home and the grounds, we were treated to a wonderful lunch that I still daydream about. The grilled chicken was so tender and juicy, and it was laid upon perfect sweet potatoes. But the best part was the Butter Milk Pecan Pie!!
Someone is going to have to make this for Thanksgiving!

After lunch we learned more about the AR529 Plan, which was the whole reason we were invited. One way that we learned about the plan was by playing Family Feud, hosted by P. Allen Smith himself!

It was a great day and I cannot wait to go back.

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