Sunny yellows and blues welcome guest to a hearty breakfast at The Baird House in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Deede Pope prepared comfort foods like applewood bacon, scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, and country-style biscuits with fruit preserves. Good food that sticks to your ribs and sustains you through a day of treasure hunting and sightseeing in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Every now and then, I think a person ought to have a big country breakfast. You need to set the table with napkins and pretty place mats. Eggs are easy to fix and biscuits come frozen these days with a quick pop in the oven for just like grandma made.
Pick a sunny place and add shouts of color in the serving pieces. You won’t believe what it will do for your happy gauge. Make sure there is an activity planned afterwards or you’ll drop off to sleep till evening.
If you decide to set the table and serve up a bountiful breakfast, come back and let me know how it changed your day. If you have a breakfast recipe you’d like to share—I would love hearing about it. Just leave a comment for me.
I very much enjoyed my trip to Millstone Meadows Daylily Farm in Morganton, NC. I’ve made a slideshow for you–please enjoy!
Mark with his son and daughter.
Mark’s son is studying to be a chef at the local community college but also works at a restaurant downtown.
I love Sara’s boot right outside the door ready to go. She was preparing a large meal for their guest that evening and was super busy—she’s the chef and Mark is the farmer.
The farm is set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian mountains. It’s about an hour from my home and I’ll be going back. Sara and Mark are very charming folks and their son and daughter are well spoken about the business.
Mark dug lilies all day long and sold them in nice fat bunches. It was 90+ degrees and he said it was perfect weather for growing daylilies. He very much loves the farm. He and Sara got married here and now they have opened it up to other events. Sara caters both on the farm and elsewhere using quality organically grown produce.
Pictures taken by Anna. Slideshow produced on a MacBook Pro using Power Point.
If you are nuts about front porches like I am–then head over to Front Porch Ideas and More. While I was snapping pictures of the pretty red chairs above—I thought of Mary and Dave who travel the USA and document front porches. I think she will love the Millstone Meadows Farm front porch–don’t you?
She said they seeded themselves in this flower border of Verbena bonariensis. Sue of the Azalea Garden Inn in Blowing Rock, NC plants some of the prettiest and most colorful combinations for her guest. Every season the personality of this Inn draws visitors from around the world.
You can see their rudbekia border by visiting my sidebar under Blowing Rock.