FALL AT BLACKROCK HILL - Dimples and Tangles

FALL AT BLACKROCK HILL

I'm thrilled to be sharing a little Fall tour of my sister and brother-in-law's property with you today.  One good last look at Autumn before we move on to alllll the Christmas pictures!  


Before I share the tour with you, I didn't want this message to get lost at the end of the post so I'll share it now-

Happy Thanksgiving.  I am so very grateful that so many of you continue to follow along here day after day, week after week, year after year... and for those of you who might have just recently started following along!  I'm truly amazed that after 10+ years of starting this blog when I couldn't imagine that anyone would be interested in the projects I was doing that we're still going strong.  That's all because of you and your support and faithfulness to stay around, and I'm extremely thankful.  Much love to you this holiday week and I pray that your hearts and homes will be filled with love, peace, joy, and contentment. 💚💚💚

Now... back to the tour! 

A little over a year ago my youngest sister and her husband sold their home here in the city and bought 40 acres outside of a small town about an hour away.  It was definitely a fixer upper home and piece of property and they're been working hard on it since they moved in.  Their ultimate goal is to have a wedding and event venue on the property, and they are taking baby steps to follow their dream!



Here they are on move in day a little over a year ago.  There is a nice size ranch style home that they are remodeling bit by bit themselves, but the majority of their initial focus has been on initial clearing, cleaning up, and improving the land. It's hard to believe how much has already changed (with lots and lots of hard work!).


We love visiting every chance we get.  If you are on IG you might have seen me share her account photos periodically and stories when we visit, but I thought  for those of you who might have missed that you all might enjoy a little tour here on the blog as well!  

They are both animal lovers and have always been willing to adopt and foster dogs, but their barnyard is increasing and now they've adopted several cats as well and have two roosters and some chickens.  Here's Wallace, he's a sweetie!


This is Loretta Lynn.  One IG follower commented that her name should be "Loretta HEN" and my sister immediately renamed her!  ha ha ha!!  (Her first batch of a rooster and chickens are all named after Downton Abbey characters, the second batch all have classic country singers' names.)


I believe this is Lord Grantham.  


And here's Mac!  He'll be a year old soon and is a big ol' teddy bear of a dog!  Can't get enough love.  


This is just a miscellaneous collection of some of her photos from the season.  She has been planting and practicing in the garden with a variety of flowers and they had an amazing sunflower and pumpkin patch (after a lot of hard work to sustain it!) after experimenting with growing lots of different varieties and learning about the process for the first time.  


That's all of the back story, I hope you enjoy the tour! 









My Mom and Dad have claimed the guest room and like to go visit as much as time allows.  Here they are with the growing sunflowers-





I had no idea there were white sunflowers.  Did you?  They were stunning!




She clipped loads of leafy branches...


and turned them into THIS!!  



Last month we all gathered there to celebrate a few birthdays.  She worked for days the week before we came to create this custom sign on an old piece of metal (maybe some type of door?) that was on the property.  We were all in awe of what an amazing job she did on it!  In addition to the lettering she added a picture of the barn and some of the land, incredible. 


They grew every single one of those pumpkins!  This year was a learning process and she plans to harvest as many seeds as possible to plant again next year, maybe she'll open up a road side pumpkin stand.  She's got the sign ready for it.  :)


Ray was working a funeral that day so he wasn't able to join us but so happy that the kids could meet us there! 


They have concentrated so much of their time and effort this past year on working on the land and getting it shaped and cleaned up, but they've also been biting off some house projects too.  She shares much of what they're up to on Instagram if you'd like to follow along there, she takes the most beautiful photos!  

Have an incredible holiday weekend!  I plan to take the rest of the week off (the blog at least... I'll be decorating like crazy!) unless there are just some unbelievable sales to pass along to you after Thanksgiving.  (BTW, did you catch my annual D&T Favorites Gift Guide yesterday?  The email went out super late for some reason so I'd love for you to check it out if you missed it! Most Black Friday sales are already live!)


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4 comments

  1. Such a great post! Your little sister looks just like you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  2. All that they did and planted in just one year is AMAZING!

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  3. They must never sleep! 😂 I know you said your sister is still commuting to work too. They’re doing an amazing job with this property! The sign is like a professional piece. Please continue to share with us!
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy and blessed Thanksgiving!
    xo
    Pat

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Your sister’s property is gorgeous! God bless.

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