Editor's Note: Today I am wearing Ann Taylor cropped jeans, silk blouse by Elie Tahara, sweater from New York and Company and shoes by Ann Taylor.
"Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin' for, worth fightin' for, worth dyin for, because it's the only thing that lasts."
-Gone With The Wind
Our tree farm plantation in Northern Louisiana is nothing like Tara in Gone With The Wind, but like Tara in Gone With The Wind the land is very important to our family. The tree farm was started by my great-grandfather on my mother's side. The main house still stands as do the servant quarters on the property. We have a very usual situation on our tree farm that the slaves that when they were freed after the civil war asked permission to stay. The descents of the civil war slaves still live on the property and help watch for forest fires and poachers. General Patton trained troops on our tree farm because it was similar to the black forest in Europe. When I was a little girl, part of the land was for chickens, pigs, other live stock, and there were fields of corn. Now all the property is planted with pine trees and run by a forester in Louisiana. It is a legacy that hopefully my great-grandchildren will continue to enjoy. I am very thankful for this land in our family that is rich with pine trees and oil. I love the stories and the heritage that go with this large piece of land! The little town that is closest to our tree farm has only one restaurant. When they run out of food at lunch they put a sign on the door that says "closed no more food." It is truly country! It is like being back in the era in Gone With The Wind.
Last night for dinner I had chipotle chicken and a side salad including walnuts, apples, onions, and cheese. Yummy!
I adore this song!