Horsing Around in Jackson County, North Carolina~Day Fifteen of the 31 Days of May Challenge

Real Estate Broker/Owner with MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC NC# 218097

One of the best parts about being in real estate is that even while you are working, you can stop to horse around!  That's what happened when I was on my way to get some fresher photos of a listing of a getaway cabin in the Savannah Township the other day.  Hwy 441 runs from Dillsboro to Franklin and passes this little horse pasture. I couldn't resist stopping and getting this photo.

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When I named the photo, I thought of this blog conversation. Horsing Around Jackson County, North Carolina.  There is so much to do and see in our area, I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you.


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The Golden Carp in Dillsboro opened shortly before we moved to the area and the owners were among the first people we met. Talk about paying it forward...they were so generous and gracious when we opened our first retail store in Jackson County with their tips on merchandising and display.  They are masters of display and have one of the most fascinating arrays of merchandise to complement any home.


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JoeFrank and Travis opened Treehouse Pottery in Dillsboro after moving here from Texas. Their pottery is some of the best examples of combining art with function that we've ever seen.  They were also the driving force behind the creation of the Pottery Festival held every year on the first Saturday in November. More about that closer to November!


Heinzelmannchen Brewery | www.MoonDancerRealty.comWe met Dieter Kuhn and his wife Sheryl Rudd when we still had the camping store, Venture Out.  Dieter and Sheryl made Venture Out their wedding gift registery. How cool is that? No crystal and silver - they wanted camping gear!  They now own and operate a quality microbrewery on the back street of Sylva called Heinzelmannchen Brewery.  I'm thirsty just thinking about it!


WCU Logo | www.MoonDancerRealty.comWestern Carolina University is has been in Cullowhee, North Carolina since 1890. (This will be the subject of a future blog.)  The history alone is incredibly interesting, but today's message is - there is ALWAYS something going on. WCU houses the Mountain Heritage Museum, The Fine and Performing Arts Center, Niggli Theater, and outstanding musical performances by invited artists, faculty and students.


There is a mile long list of things to do here, but I think I'll parcel them out gradually.  I have a lot of horse pictures in my photo inventory.


Hey wait!  I think I just created a new series for myself.  Keep watching for the next installment of "Horsing Around in Jackson County, North Carolina"!

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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Mona, sounds and looks like there is plenty to do in your area.

I wish I was closer to be able to see for my self.

Have a great day.


May 15, 2011 02:17 AM #1
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Mona - I love this photo and the title.  You should enter this one in the ActiveRain Photo Bloggers contest.  The picture screams of a story!

May 15, 2011 03:35 AM #2
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Hello Clint - If I had the energy and didn't want to post about other things, I could easily set up a blog everyday about all we have to offer in entertainment here.

Good morning Barbara - I thought so too.  I also got a shot of the blonde horse shaking his head with his mane swirling around.  Guess I'd better decide soon on which shot to use.

May 15, 2011 03:42 AM #3
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

can you believe it is day 15 already??? wow.. time is flying by

May 15, 2011 05:08 AM #4
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Mona--This is a fabulous localism post--you included so much.  I love the horse photo and your caption.  The horses look as if they are trying to hide their identity!

May 15, 2011 08:43 AM #5
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Tell you what Sheila, this challenge sure teaches discipline.

Hello Pat, right after I took this shot the blonde horse came over to make friends.  I should keep carrots in the car.

May 15, 2011 04:21 PM #6
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Love the photo and the idea.  And one of these days I'm gonna get on 441 (which also passes right over lake sinclair about 300  yards from my office) and drive up and visit.

May 15, 2011 05:02 PM #7
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Both Leslie and I would really like that.  Lunch is on us when you get here. Maybe even your own loaf of Grits Bread!

May 15, 2011 05:05 PM #8
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Neat new series, Mona and a great title. Have fun with it.

May 16, 2011 02:40 AM #9
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