June 11, 2011
Carl Sandburg's home in North Carolina
Some photos from the Carl Sandburg historic home in Flat Rock, NC. If you have a chance, don't miss it, it's lovely. We went there on a sad day for our family, my mother-in-law having passed away, and it was the perfect place to go to celebrate her life - she loved the outdoors fiercely, camping and hiking for years, canoeing and kayaking, never one to say no to an adventure, and she loved literature, evident in her career as a librarian. She loved the Sandburg place as well, one of the last times my husband spent with her was walking around the lake on the property.
Carl Sandburg's wife raised goats and there are still goats on the farm - these darling babies did not mind our honeying about them at all. The adult goats were all very calm, used to visitors, accepting a petting very graciously. Walking around the lake we spied all sorts of beautiful flowers - including a jack-in-the-pulpit plant, and turtles sunning on rocks, but my favorite sight was one my sister-in-law pointed out - the footprints on the wooden walkway of the wet dog who had been swimming in the lake.