Monday, June 3, 2013

Tabitha Tells What is Special About Fairview

Tabitha here today from Cats of Wildcat Woods to tell you what is so special about our hometown in western North Carolina.  Fairview is a very rural agricultural town outside of south east of Asheville that is home to many artists.

The town sits in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains. (We live on the other side of this ridge.)

The valleys in between the ridges are very fertile river bottom and we have organic farms like this one called Flying Cloud, as well as farms with cattle, pigs and chickens - all humanely raised and allowed to graze naturally on good food.

The Continental Divide also crosses the ridges - we have to drive over it to get to our house from town.

We also have a long horn cattle ranch in town - pretty cool to see the cows.  Both male and female of this breed have horns.

So this means we have both rolling hills of pasture as well as steep mountains going up to 4000 feet above sea level.

We don't have a downtown per se - just a cluster of shops along the main road - a post office, grocery store, pizza place and a few others.  This is our healthy quick stop - they carry local produce, meats, eggs, cheese, herbs, handmade local soaps, and lots of food and essential items.  Kind of like a health food store.

We have so many artists living here that we have a studio tour twice a year for the public to visit them all.  This sculpture sits int eh intersection of our main road in front of the eye doctor.

We love living here - lots of wildlife, progressive folks, great farms and eclectic artists!


TK and Pip said...

It looks wonderful, Tabitha! Good clean living to keep your energy clear and positive people to keep the vib right.
Thanks for sharing your town!
Your furend, TK

Hannah and Lucy said...

It's just like a place in the movies and we wish there were places in the UK just like it. We are so pleased that you showed it to us.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Team Tabby said...

Tabitha, your photos of your hometown, Fairview and area, are so picturesque! You did a grand job showing us your lovely, but steep, mountains; pastures with the long-horned cattle, and the unique artwork. Our mom would love to shop for some of those handmade soaps. Thanks so much for your tour.

Julie Baugh said...

What a beautiful area. You are fortunate to live there - and a lovely big area fo you to roam too.

Kjelle Bus said...

What a beutiful area you live in !
Thoose Longhorn looks furry impressiv !

Timmy Tomcat said...

Tabitha that is a wonderfur place to live. Dad has been up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive many many time. Lots of camping and great summer living.
Timmy Tomcat

Simba said...

Tabitha, you sure do have a wonderful home town! We would love to visit one day.

meowmeowmans said...

Tabitha, I think where you live is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with all of us the reasons it is so special! :)



Oui Oui said...

How idyllic! I just love how the fog collects in the valleys. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful spot. It just be really lovely in the fall when the leaves turn color.

Thanks for sharing with us!

The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady said...

Your home town is beautiful. Thank you for telling us about it.

Karen Jo said...

You live in a great spot, Tabitha. Thanks for showing it to us.


The Florida Furkids said...

What a pawsome home town! Thanks for participating in this event.

Raz and The Florida Furkids

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Just beautiful where you live. The mountains are especially nice. Lots to do where you are at.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Mommy would love to go hiking there.