I have had this blog since 2019. I had high hopes and maybe haven’t pushed content like I should. Even in its peak, I would only get a couple hundred views. I have written articles for people who refused to … Continue reading No One Reads This
I recently had a baby. She’s an absolute blessing and a joy in our lives. I however, gained way too much weight and my current physical condition makes taking care of her and my other children very difficult. Staring in … Continue reading Starting My Weight Loss Journey
It’s approaching; pumpkin patches in South Carolina for the fall. Nature will soon offer an array of beautiful colors, bonfires, pumpkin spice, and apples! Sure, you can go to your local grocery store and buy a pumpkin. There is just … Continue reading Pumpkin Patches in South Carolina
The legend of the pirate José Gaspar, has been a cause for parades, parties and treasure hunting in Florida for years. José Gaspar, is a mysterious pirate whose story was heighten by a promotional brochure seeking tourist to the Gasparilla … Continue reading Pirate Island in Florida: Gasparilla Island
There is just something about the mountains that can take all your troubles and turn them into distance memories even if its only for a short time Continue reading 10 South Carolina State Parks You Will Want to See
Recently, there has been numerous new gas stations popping up in the area. In the past year, we have seen a new Murphy’s at 500 W Main St Lexington. A 7-eleven at 4301 Sunset Blvd. and another brand new 7-eleven … Continue reading Why All the Gas Stations in Lexington?
If you’re looking for a scenic, off the beaten path road trip, look no further than Heintooga Round Bottom Road. How to find the Heintooga Round Bottom Road Located off the beaten path Blue Ridge Mountain Life describes the road … Continue reading Heintooga Round Bottom Road, North Carolina – Scenic Nature Roadtrip
There is a Hidden Gem in Flat Rock North Carolina-SkyTop Orchard
SkyTop Orchard is surrounded by trees, mountains, and more importantly contains everything apple!
The orchard started off as a few trees in the early 60’s then expanded in the 80’s to become an Apple supplier to grocery stores. David Butler, son of the orchard owner at the time, who was attending college in Florida moved to Columbia South Carolina to attend USC to be closer to his family. This way he could help with the growing business. It was at USC that David met his wife Lindsay and they both started “picking” apples together.
We haven’t lost our enthusiasm for the farm and enjoy passing along our knowledge and appreciation for nature and agriculture to others. Often your children will meet us before you do because they’ve visited on a field trip. Many of today’s kids don’t have ties to a farm like generations past so we like showing them how apples grow, what it takes to get an apple from the tree to their tummies and why not all apple varieties are available all season.SkyTop Orchard -David and Lindsey Butler
David and Lindsey have caused a frenzy over their Apple Cider Doughnuts, which are a huge attraction to their orchard. People come from everywhere to enjoy the smells, sights and fantastic apples that are tested and approved for their ripeness before they are allowed to be picked.
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we don’t open areas for picking until we’ve tested for sugar content and made sure apples are at peak perfection.SkyTop Orchard -David and Lindsey Butler
Tryon North Carolina is harbouring a secret; they have a family owned vineyard that uncorks endless possibilities with notes of exploration and relaxation. Vineyards have been a source of happiness for centuries. The word came from the combination of vine-yard or wine yard. A vineyard is a “grape plantation” that grows and sells grapes for wine. Although, a winery can make wine, they get their grapes from a vineyard. Overmountain is both. Here you can experience a wine grape from start to finish. The land for the vineyard was purchased in 1990 by Frank and Lita Lilly. They started planting … Continue reading Winery in North Carolina-Overmountain Vineyards
Did you know that South Carolina has an island with monkeys on it? Who knew Beaufort holds an island with a large population of monkeys. Although it is prohibited to visit the island, which I’ll further explain, you can still take kayak and other water craft near the island and get a glimpse of the chimps. History of the Island Morgan island is owned and managed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. It is approximately 2000 acres and 400 acres are leased to Charles River Laboratories. The monkeys themselves are owned by another company and they do use … Continue reading Morgan Island SC: Monkey Island in SC