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- kinsey family farms -


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i was up at kinsey family farms for a small shoot this week. the farmland was beautiful covered in snow.

- ryan

- rise & shine campers -


we got up at the crack of dawn and headed to the yellow river game ranch on groundhog day to see if georgia’s general beauregard lee would see his shadow. they claim he is 94% accurate, and we are always up for some agritourism, so we made our way to lilburn to see what it was all about. as the sun finally started to rise, the general came out of his house and did not see his shadow, predicting an early spring!

there was a fairly big turnout for the celebration, including various members of the press and medieval times. lots of people even brought signs to cheer on beau. waffle house was also on hand providing coffee and hot cocoa during the cold, foggy morning.

afterwards we walked around the ranch to check out the other animals before heading to dunkin donuts for a little treat for the kids! oh, we also watched bill murray’s groundhog day, as per holiday tradition!

- ryan & gub

yellow river game ranch

4525 us 78
lilburn, ga 30047

770.972.6643

- a family holiday tradition -


for the second year in a row, we went to kinsey family farms in search of the sterritt family christmas tree! it’s about an hour outside of atlanta and offers some great winter agritourism. besides picking out a tree, there’s plenty of holiday fun to be had! they have tractor rides, a petting zoo, and even hot cocoa & s’mores by a bonfire.

kinsey farms offers lots of christmas tree options as well. there are pre-cut firs, living trees, cut-your-own trees, as well as small charlie brown style ones and various wreaths. we went with a cut-your-own leyland cyprus like last year. clementine was a big help cutting down the tree, as you can see in the photos.

check out our post from last winter when we first discovered kinsey family farms. we are glad we’ve made it an annual family holiday tradition!

- ryan & gub

kinsey family farms

7170 jot-em down road
gainesville, ga 30506

770-887-6028

- it’s the great pumpkin, clementine -


we took clementine to washington farms this weekend for some fall festivities and had a blast! there was a pumpkin patch, a huge corn maze, a petting zoo, pig races, slides and plenty more. clementine loved all of the outdoor space to run around and being able to pet the goats, bunnies, chicken, horses, donkeys, peacocks & more. she also enjoyed trying to lift the pumpkins, although they were mostly too heavy.

the patch still had ripe pumpkins on the vine, which was exciting! we grabbed a wheel barrow and headed out in the field to pick our favorites. we ended up getting 3 pumpkins, including a huge 30 lb pumpkin!

if you are looking for some fall festivities that are close to atlanta (about an hour away), definitely consider washington farms. we had a lot of fun and will be heading back next year!

be sure to also check out our fall outing post from last year to see how much clementine has grown.

- ryan & gub

washington farms

5691 hog mountain road
watkinsville, ga 30677

706-769-0627

- country dumplings -


i tried out the recipe for country apple dumplings that i posted a few months ago. my results didn’t look nearly the same as the one i had at r&a orchards, but they were still super tasty!

- ryan

r&a orchards

5505 highway 52 east
ellijay, ga 30536

706-273-3821

country apple dumplings recipe:

ingredients:
2 large granny smith apples (peeled and cored)
2 x 10 oz cans crescent roll dough
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 x 12 oz can mountain dew

directions:
- preheat oven to 350 and grease 9″ x 13″ baking dish
- cut apples into 8 wedges each and cover with cinnamon & sugar, set aside
- separate crescent roll dough, and roll each apple wedge up in the dough
- pinch the edges to seal and place in dish
- melt butter in a saucepan and stir in the remaining sugar and cinnamon
- pour syrup mixture over apple dumplings and then pour mountain dew on top
- bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown
- serve with vanilla ice cream

- the sterritt family christmas tree -


we went in search of the sterritt family christmas tree a few weeks ago and ended up here: kinsey family farms in gainesville, ga. the drive wasn’t too far… about an hour outside of atlanta. we drank hot cocoa, made s’mores by a warm fire, visited a goat that tried to eat clem’s hat and then rode a tractor out to the far away trees. to say the least, we had a blast! it was great to share the experience with clementine (even though she slept through a large part of it) and start some fun holiday traditions for our family.

we found kinsey family farms on the ga christmas tree growers website. it lists all of the different farms you can visit in georgia that grow their own trees.

- ryan & gub

kinsey family farms

7170 jot-em down road
gainesville, ga 30506

770-887-6028

- apple picking -


we took a day trip up to the north georgia mountains a few weeks ago to pick apples. clem got to taste her first apple (just a lick!) and bring home a pumpkin for halloween.

- ryan & gub

reece apple orchards

9131 highway 52 east
ellijay, ga 30536

706-276-3048

- country apple dumplings -


we were recently in ellijay, ga for fall festivities and stopped by r&a orchards for some country apple dumplings. they were amazing to say the least! you can find their recipe below if you want to try it at home.

- ryan & gub

r&a orchards

5505 highway 52 east
ellijay, ga 30536

706-273-3821

country apple dumplings recipe:

ingredients:
2 large granny smith apples (peeled and cored)
2 x 10 oz cans crescent roll dough
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 x 12 oz can mountain dew

directions:
- preheat oven to 350 and grease 9″ x 13″ baking dish
- cut apples into 8 wedges each
- separate crescent roll dough, and roll each apple wedge up in the dough
- pinch the edges to seal and place in dish
- melt butter in a saucepan and stir in the sugar and cinnamon
- pour mixture over apple dumplings and then pour mountain dew on top
- bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown

- so that happened -


i turned 30, which is kind of crazy. to make the most of such a big birthday, i tried to do something fun every hour and take photos.

here’s what i got into:

- oak grove plantation & gardens -


i recently visited oak grove plantation & gardens, which is about 45 minutes south of atlanta. it’s this beautiful 1830s plantation home nestled on 20 acres of land, 4 of which have themed gardens. the plantation features a bed & breakfast as well as acres of gardens for touring. if you’re looking for an atlanta getaway, oak grove plantation & gardens is a relaxing option for an afternoon visit or an overnight stay.

- ryan

oak grove plantation & gardens

4537 north highway 29
newnan, georgia 30265