Gooderstone Water Gardens 01-06-2013

By | April 16, 2018

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Gooderstone Water Gardens 01-06-2013
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Image by Karen Roe
Billy Knights, a retired farmer began designing and creating the Water Gardens in 1970 in his 70th year. The site was a damp meadow which became too wet for cattle to graze. Mr Knights’ son jokingly suggested he should have a water garden, which prompted him to draw out plans (on the back of a piece of wallpaper) and he soon had machines digging out the ponds and waterways. He worked on his garden with love and enthusiasm until he died aged 93. For over 20 years the gardens had been open to the public.

Both Billy and his wife Florence loved their gardens and sharing them with others. With this in mind and as a tribute to her parents Coral Hoyos began restoration in April 2002. Having been unattended and closed for five years, the Gardens had become quite derelict. However they were re-opened again in June 2003, with a new car park, refurbished tea-room / gallery, a toilet for disabled people and an 8 acre nature trail. There has since been the addition of a bird hide and a new plant sales area, bamboo grove, scented arbour and rustic roundhouse.

To help you find your way round, the bridges are numbered and when you have walked enough rest on one of the many benches provided, or perhaps visit the tearoom in the south-east corner where you can enjoy a relaxing cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee, soft drinks, ice-creams and delicious home made cakes.

Year 3~Day 97 +68/365 AND Day 828: Smok’n Pig BBQ – 5th Grade Teachers’ Outing
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Image by Old Shoe Woman
We enjoyed some delicious food at the newly opened Smok’n Pig BBQ in Valdosta, Georgia. There were appetizers of fried mozzarella, fried onion rings, and fried mushrooms with several sauces: honey mustard and roumalade. Next came the salad bar of green salad and dressing with various vegetables, carrot salad, broccoli salad, and chicken salad. The main meal was next–catfish fingers, grilled steak, smoked chicken, fried shrimp, and barbecued pork. This included several sides: sweet potato souffle, candied apples, potato salad, baked potato, green beans, fried okra, creamed corn, etc. This was all topped off with peach cobbler and soft, vanilla ice cream. Oh, I almost forgot the hot & buttered Texas toast. Needless to say, there were many "take home" boxes because nobody could finish their whole meal.

The conversation, fellowship, and spotting of other friends in the restaurant proved to be a fun evening for all who attended.

My Nikon Coolpix S7c attached to the end of the QuikPod allowed me to take pictures all around the table while staying seated.

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