**Grandfather Vineyard 

& Winery** 

Summer- Monday - Sat. 12-6pm

Sunday 1-5pm

Winter- Mon., Wed. - Sat. 12-6pm

Sunday 1-5pm (closed Tuesday)

  Live music during Summer

Come enjoy a glass of our award

winning wine while you relax by

the Watauga river!

 

Choose and Cut

Christmas Trees

 

An old fashioned family

tradition.......

 

Farm Fresh Christmas Trees

from Blowing Rock and Boone in

the beautiful

Blue Ridge Mountains of

Watauga County, NC.

 

 

Click here to start planning your

memories!

 

 

Winter Value Packages at

Sugar Ski Mountain Resort

30-40% savings

www.skisugar.com

 

 

 

The Shoppes at Farmers

661 West King St

Boone, NC 28607

828-264-8801

 

A truly unique shopping

experience in the heart of

historic downtown Boone.

We feature a wide variety

of merchandise including: jewelry,

handbags, totes, footwear,

apparel, baby gifts, handcrafts

home décor, furniture

toys, r/c drones, kitchenwear,

and much more. Park behind the

store for Free!

ShoppesAtFarmers.Com

 

 

 

Put the TREAT back in

RETREAT!

Laurel Ridge Camp &

Conference Center invites

groups of all kinds to use our

beautiful lodging facilities for

your next retreat.  Visit our

website or contact our office to

make a reservation today!

laurelridge.org


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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.