Smoky Mountain Chicken

October 18, 2012


I’ve been a little hesitant to start a blog for Friends of the Smokies, so I identified with this gorgeous creature that our friend Sam Hobbs photographed at the Mountain Farm Museum in Great Smoky Mountains National Park last year.

If you’ve never toured the Mountain Farm Museum, info on the park’s website says that “The Mountain Farm Museum is a unique collection of farm buildings assembled from locations throughout the park. Visitors can explore a log farmhouse, barn, apple house, springhouse, and a working blacksmith shop to get a sense of how families may have lived 100 years ago.”
And even though I’ve been a little bit chicken about starting a blogsite, really it’s easy to write about how Friends of the Smokies’ members and supporters make a difference across Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Right now is a great time to visit the Smokies, of course, with the fall colors on display.

If you tour the Mountain Farm Museum, be sure to stop in at the new Oconaluftee Visitors Center (learn about its “green” design) and see the wonderful interactive exhibits that Friends of the Smokies provided with generous support from our North Carolina specialty license plate owners, the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, The Cannon Foundation, Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation, Swain County Community Foundation, and contributors to the Oconaluftee Visitors Center donation box.

Tomorrow you can enjoy a ranger-led presentation on the porch and see Oconaluftee’s elk herd or learn about native animal species 

Speaking of chicken, now I am hungry, and so I am thinking about these great camping recipes that our Special Projects Coordinator Kathryn Robertson posted on our Pinterest board.  Check them out!

(Posted by Holly Scott, Marketing Director, Friends of the Smokies)