The Prettiest Farm In East Tennessee At The Foothills Of The Smoky Mountains

We are so blessed to live where we do in East Tennessee at the base of the foothills that is the beginning of Smoky Mountain National Park.  The land here is truly God’s country.  Not only do we love our farm but we love our neighbors farms as well.  This weekend we have been doing hay over at our neighbors place and I trust you will agree with me when I say this 1200 acre farm is the prettiest darned place that ever did exist.  This is McCord Farm and has been in the family for many generations.  It is the largest private land holding in Blount County.  Our friends gave me permission to post pictures I took today while we were getting hay out of the fields.  So, I will share them here.  This farm truly gives you a sense of how lovely it is here in East Tennessee and in this little piece of heaven we call Maryville Tennessee.

Here we go.  Get ready for some insanely gorgeous pictures of the McCord Farm that runs along the range like our own farm does.

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Sunrise Haze As The Hay Wagon Begins Its Loading

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Tractors Resting From The Night

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Big Sky Morning In A Field Of Green

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Modern Horse Power

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Refined Design Like That Of A Calligraphy Pen

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Bales Marking Time Until We Arrive

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A Farmer’s Pride

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Peace Lives Here

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Gotta Love Your Tractors

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Were The Asphalt Ends

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Dried Grass Not Baled, Resting Amidst The Field

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Subtle Yet Vibrant – Laying Down In The Hayfield Capturing This View

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Nothing Is More Lovely Than A Freshly Baled Hay Field

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Interpretation Of Scene #1

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Interpretation Of Scene #2

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Interpretation Of Scene #3 – I Love Them All!

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The McCord Family Farm In All Its Splendor – Truly God’s Country

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Hay Field In Color

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Hay Field In Black And White

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Hay Field Diffused – I Love Them All!

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Faith, Family And Farm ~ This Picture Says It All

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Steeples Exist Where God Resides

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Tractor Rests Far In The Distance ~ Time To Rest For Farmer Too

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Another Capture Of Both Tractor And Church Steeple ~ I Love This Statement About Tennessee

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A Place Where Good People Raise Good Kids

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McCord Farm Barn ~ Once A Dairy Barn Back In Its Hayday

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Now The Farm Is A Horse Farm

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Equine Paradise

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The Mountains Of East Tennessee Serve As Backdrop To This Amazing 1200 Acre Farm

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Mountains Dont Take Away From The Big Skies Of This Region

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The Perfect Place

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Horses And Steeples ~  Perfectly Perfect

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The Vibrancy Of Natures Colors In Tennessee Are Mind Blowing

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Simple Saturdays On The Farm ~ Just Wow

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A Softer Interpretation Of This Photo ~ So Lovely

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Time To Load The Wagons

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Clouds And Hay Fields With Mountains Looking On

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Stunning In Its Simplicity

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Round Bales Waiting In No Hurry To Go Anywhere

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An Interpretation In Grays ~ So Subtle Yet So Powerful

Such a beautiful place, right?

I told my husband today while we were loading hay on the wagon…..how can anyone complain about loading hay with a view like this!  It isn’t work, it is true pleasure.

And, I think many country kids know what we are talking about.  We all took for granted those days in the hay field, riding on the wagon, throwing bales and breathing in such beauty.  Now asphalt and suburban sprawl has nearly destroyed these views across vast swaths of America.

But indeed, McCord Farm has held its most precious views and its most sacred acres in fields, in hay fields; not to convert for development, but to use and preserve.  This indeed is highest and best use if you are a dreamer as there is no place more lovely than here………today………looking out from on top of a hay wagon in these late days of August.

We hope you enjoyed this photo journey through one of the prettiest spots in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

God Bless! L. Davis

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