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.
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