Saturday, June 5, 2010

... a summer day in Woodford County

I had wonderful time today galloping around the country side with my friend Theresa. We attended "A Day in the Country" sponsored by the Pisgah Community Historic Association.

- Contributing Garden Writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader writes:
If summer in the city is getting too hot to handle, you can find relief just 12 miles west of downtown Lexington, where the Pisgah community has a long and remarkable 225-year history. Pisgah began in 1784, when a group of families, originally from the area known as Calf Pastures near Staunton, Va., left the protection of McConnell's Station, near Lexington, and settled in Pisgah. The settlement was named for the biblical Mount Pisgah, from which Moses viewed the promised land.
Unlike many early settlements that later developed into urban areas, Pisgah has retained its agricultural character. Since 1987, it has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places under a rare designation as a rural, agricultural district.
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Woodford County is the home of what must be the best scenic roads in Kentucky. As you travel alone these country roads, your eyes will fall upon some of the most impressive landscapes in the world .... hundreds of acres of paddocks, stately stables and barns,"built for kings ... we call thoroughbreds " ... intertwined with miles upon miles of historic stone and wooden fences.  It's what lies behind these fences I find most remarkable ... hundreds of horses.  Frankly, just riding alone this roads, it's easy to see why Kentucky holds the titled of being the "horse capital of the world". 
I hope you enjoy some of the photos I took today ~

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