Crank up the Tractor

We went hiking down through our field past our favorite tree.

Checked in on our neighbors at Cataloochee Ski to see how the new water lines and snow guns were coming. See the big water line being buried up the mountain (Click to enlarge if need be)? Lots of snow to come this winter.

Got to the bottom of the field and started walking back up. But do you notice what needs to be done?

Yep, the hu-dad needs to crank up the tractor and mow our field again. Some of the grasses are over our shoulders!


  1. Sierra Rose on July 24, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Beautiful! How fantastic to be next to a ski area!!! Crank up those snow makers 🙂

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  2. Ruby's Raiser on July 22, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    This is idyllic. If you ever start a doggie B&B, we’ll be first in line. 🙂

  3. KB on July 22, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    The Hu-dad has a TRACTOR! Wow, there’s gonna be some serious jealousy from the he-dad in this house! The previous owner had a tractor, and as part of the house closing, our hu-dad tried to get the tractor thrown in. The other male’s reply: NO WAY!

    Good idea cutting the grass to avoid foxtails. I had a long conversation with my vet about the fact that even though they didn’t find a foxtail in R’s nose, there’s still a chance that it had already migrated in toward the rest of his body and could take months to manifest itself. Gee thanks, I needed something else to worry about!

    I entered your contest by mailing my form on Tuesday. Hope that you get it soon!

  4. Huffle Mawson on July 22, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    We love to see the green in your pictures. I live in a wide brown land and green is a rarity!

  5. Sagira on July 22, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Your hikes look so beautiful.

  6. LizzyBean on July 22, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Gosh, what lovely views you have from your property! Are the dogs every allowed to run off leash? We can let our dogs run out in the country where my parents live, supervised of course.
    Thanks for visiting us yesterday and looking at our pictures. I thought Yellowstone was one of the most beautiful and interesting places I have ever been.
    The grass and weeds are a constant battle!

  7. Life With Dogs on July 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Wow you are surrounded with tranquility. That field with the tree in the middle of it is a painter’s dream.

  8. Mochi on July 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    It’s so beautiful there! I could help you cut some of the grass. That’s one of my favorite snacks! 🙂


  9. Elizabeth & Luna on July 22, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    What beautiful photos! Love that country side 🙂

  10. The OP Pack on July 22, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Maybe you need to add a herd of sheep to the collection:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  11. Sammie on July 22, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Oh what beautiful greenery…scenery!!! (Notice a common thread from the Californians hah!) Pretty wildflowers in there too… yes, it would be fun to run through that large picturesque field!!!
    Hugs xooxo

  12. Khyra on July 22, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Khould I please have some salad furst?

    THEN woo khan khrank up the trakhtor!

    Khyra The Husky Holstein
    PeeEssWoo: There is an envelope heading your way today!

  13. El'bow & Hauwii on July 22, 2010 at 10:23 am

    woooooow nice tree
    we wanna pee on it!!

    El’bow & Hauwii

  14. Marianne Just on July 22, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Re: Seatbelts

    I’ve had a harness for Lucy since she was 8 weeks old (of course, she’s outgrown the 1st one, and we’re on to harness #2.) Even though she’s buckled in- and has very little room for movement- my parental instincts always kick and when I know about to stop quickly- I still reach for her! (If people would just stop pulling out in front of me- I could relax a little bit! lol!)

    Lucy’s Human

  15. Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo & Molly on July 22, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Just remember that tall grasses are good to hide in!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  16. Mimi & CC Cabana on July 22, 2010 at 9:38 am

    What gorgeous grass and scenic views! Too bad the herd aren’t grazers!

  17. Pedro on July 22, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Overgrown grasses in my neck of the woods would be blood sucking ticks!!! They’re so bad here. My late brother Ziggy had lymes disease twice and we never ran anywhere but our manicured backyard. Mom thinks Tommy the cat brought the tick visitors to Ziggy. Nice! Thanks for coming to visit me evern though my human helper has been lax in blogging the last few months. It was great to hear from you!


  18. Houndstooth on July 22, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I thought the tall grass would be fun to run wild in!

  19. norwood on July 22, 2010 at 5:29 am

    ooo oooo I’m first. I thought you’d say let the herd run amuck and roach in the fields… oh I know wishful thinking.

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