OUR FARM

FOR OVER 10 YEARS WE'VE BEEN WRITING, EDITING, & CREATING FROM

OUR CAROLINA FARM.

 

GRADUATING FROM TENT TO CAMPER TO COTTAGE, IT'S BEEN THE MOST REWARDING JOURNEY EVER - CHECK OUT OUR GALLERY BELOW AND OUR BLOG TO SEE WHY WE THINK IT'S HEAVEN ON EARTH.

(AND THAT GOD IS DEFINITELY DOING A GREAT WORK THERE!)

Lovin' these blue clouds before dusk...

Rain on the river... The "tea" color is what blackwater rivers are famous for.

One of our many river picnic spots. The blue thing is our "looker inner" which is super cool for watching underwater critters. 

Field of Dreams

Picking sand spurs (or sand burrs) for hours each week helps keep our Field of Dreams dreamy...

These tiny flowers hide amongst the native grasses and Bahia in our field. 

Mowing therapy greatly enhances walking therapy on River Road.

Just another pretty river clearing...

We're blessed to have miles of trails...

This old fenceline shot became the cover of President Lily's book,

Parables from a Carolina Farm

This is a great climbing log in one of our swimmin' holes...

This end of River Road is a shady oasis.

Many rare and endangered plants grow here, like this Carolina Wicky

Fallen trees contribute to the tannins that create that "tea" color that our beautiful black water river, The Edisto, is famous for. This North Fork joins with the South Fork to create the Edisto, which empties into the Atlantic at the famous Ace Basin. It is vitally important we protect the headwaters of the Edisto Basin!

A Carolina dog is the perfect playmate for woods adventures. The Figs miss our beloved "Huzzah"... R.I.P. Huzzie girl... you are sorely missed! 

Impromtu scarecrow

Champagne totally goes with boiled peanuts, right? 

Thankfully this big snow came after the tent days... 

Clearing above the river

An Australian Drover is the PERFECT hat for farms and forests...

Not even skid steer duty can keep us from dreaming of our next event...

Bare Sparkleberry trees make a great natural sculpture garden

Vines are like braids for trees

Holly Cottage, back porch

Holly Cottage, front porch... looking forward to landscaping in the near future...

Just added 28 Crepe Myrtles to our entry Road 

Ho Hum... just another splendid view from The Fig & The Vine headquarters...

An author's kids chill in the cozy cottage while we plan a book on the porch... just another perk of being a Fig...

I designed this open kitchen to film cooking segments and do home canning in... but the star of this room is the La Cornu stove

Our mascot, "Rev" is from Carolina Main Coons. Check out their website here

Ever seen a dog grin? Huzzie, we feel the same way when we remember what a splendid dog you were!

Responsible land stewardship here includes prescribed burning cycles for forest conservation. Check out Pres. Lily's article about it here...

Carolina boys get to play with full sized Tonka toys...

Our moss obsession continues... Nature in minutiae is still  impressive...

Window boxes make great kitty hammocks... R.I.P. our beloved Belle Kitty

Passion Flower, nickname "May Pops", this flower represents Christ (click here for more) and can be used in teas and tinctures to treat anxiety among other things. It is the "vine" in our logo, because we unite our work with our desire to serve Jesus. 

This blue-eyed baby was fostered by a friend to be released in the wild when he can take care of himself. 

It's a Rev-a-thon!!!

It's hard to tell the scale of this giant "twin tree" - or is that twin trees? 

This small spring flows crystal clear over its sandy bed.