Sugar Mountain Resort

Come Ride Sugar's New

Summit Express!

 

Take advantage of

March Madness

 

 

 

Bald Guy Brew Coffee

Roasting Company

 

Our roasterie is located in

historic Valle Crucis with

retail shops in Boone,

Blowing Rock, and now at

5506 Beech Mtn Ski Resort.

 

Twitter: @baldguybrew

Facebook:  fb.com/BGBCoffee

instagram.com/baldguybrew

 

"So good it will make your tongue

slap the back of your brain!"

AS Construction Inc.

Licensed General

Contractor

 

General Contractor offering all

aspects of construction

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

 

Call 828.265.3681 or click

here to visit our website

Bespoke Dog Training

 Tailor Made

because every dog is different!

 with John Quy @

Little Horse Creek Farm

 Clients call John

 "The REAL Dog Whisperer"

and "The Puppy Master"

 littlehorsecreekfarm.com

336-384-4399, Boarding too!

Go on a Scavenger Hunt

at Mast General Store

 

Can you find the chicken hatch?

How about the safe that was

once stolen from the store?

 

Where is the "old-fashioned

theft deterent?" How did the

shopkeeper get items off the

top shelf?

 

The answers to these questions

and some old-timey bargains

can be found with a visit to the

Original Store and Annex

in Valle Crucis. Come out and

discover a little history in a

fun and engaging way. 


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Think Spring.............
by Brenda

Latest Update: February 18, 2016


Indoors....the best place for winter blooms.

I know you are wondering what is going to bloom first in Spring 2016....and when is it going to bloom. Here's what Justice and Bell tell us:

FEBRUARY

Dandelion (Taraxacum offincinale) (into November)

Skunk Cabbage (SympJocarpus foetidas) (into March)

Now, where do we find these plants blooming? I don't think we even need to talk about dandelions....They are going to find us! Skunk Cabbage is a different story. There is a bog behind Earth Fare in Boone.....you will find them blooming there. I have two friends who have them blooming around their ponds and I'm sworn to secrecy on those. And then there is the Blue Ridge Parkway. Check your wildflower books for the Parkway location(s)....I do not know the exact location. Have fun. We'll get into the next set of plants a little later.


More winter beauty...Cardinals.


A beautiful Tufted Titmouse.


Another interesting winter winger...Pine Siskin.