24 Fairview Cove Road

Fairview NC, 28730

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Planter at Chicken Coop!!

We have just added a new planter to the outside of the solar-powered chicken coop! This planter is constructed from railroad ties. We filled the planter with heated manure (from our barn animals) to grow the plants in. Heating manure is letting the sun burn Nitrogen from the manure to make a cheap and ecologically sustainable fertilizer. We have planted vegetables, herbs, and flowers. They include: Corn, Onion, Oregano, Dill, Pineapple Sage, Sage, Marigolds, +.

Metal Glider

Our House porch now features an antique metal glider. This glider is approximately 70 years old and came from Frank’s childhood home. (Frank is co-owner and manager of The Cove at Fairview). We have ground off two coats of paint and polyurethaned this piece of furniture. This antique has a contemporary flair, blending tradition with modern. Frank has many great memories of sitting on the glider and we hope you will as well!

New Chicken Coop

We have a new chicken coop! This small coop sits on a hillside by the barn and is surrounded by Zinnias and Marigolds. The coop is primarily used to raise baby chicks. This new coop has 4 nesting boxes, a ramp, and a perch. We also have put a flower pot filled with dirt inside of the coop so that the young hens will learn to take a dust bath. Chickens take dust baths in order to stay clean and healthy.

New Porch Cushions at the Garden Cabin!!

We have recently added new porch cushions to the Garden Cabin. These striped cushions with muted greens add a look of natural elegance to the porch. The porch has a wicker type table for two – perfect for a romantic meal under the stars. There are also two metal chairs and a metal loveseat. The porch also features a private hot tub and a propane & charcoal grill (propane and charcoal provided).

New Furniture at “Our House”

We have recently added some lovely new furniture to “Our House.” The one cushion sofa is turquoise and is perfect for napping. The two chairs have stripes of turquoise embedded in stripes of muted grays. The area rug has a turquoise and brown design, accenting both the new furniture and our handmade wormy chestnut furniture.

My Roundette Secret Garden!

Prepare to be enchanted! “My Roundette” features a semi-private garden that is nothing less than magical. Tall Phlox, Roses, and Comfrey captivate the eye. Emerald Green Arborvitaes, a Purple Leaf Plum, and a Fig Tree provide shade and privacy. The garden is surrounded by a wigwam fence made from Locust Wood. Enjoy the beauty of this garden while sitting on a red metal bench.

Aerial View!!

Please enjoy this aerial view of a piece of The Cove at Fairview that was taken by a drone. On the bottom left is the barn, on the middle right is My Roundette, above that is the Garden Cabin, and on the top right is Our House. My Place (not pictured) is just up the mountain. These homes are nestled in our lovely mountain cove!

Refurbished Wood!!

Every house at The Cove at Fairview features paneling and/or furniture made from refurbished wood. The types of wood are Wormy Chestnut, Oak, & Heart Pine. The Wormy Chestnut comes from 2 barns we purchased. One was a dairy barn and one was originally to dry tobacco. The Heart Pine comes from a family home built in 1919. The Refurbished wood gives The Cove at Fairview a touch of rustic elegance and warm memories.

Baby Chicks!!

Children love holding our chicks. This year we bought Arucanas, Laced Wyandottes, and Turkens. This is our first year having Turkens. Turkens have no feathers on their necks. The chicks are all 10 weeks old. At 12 weeks they will be able to jump up and perch. They will start laying eggs at 6 months.

Feeding the Koi Fish!

This week we welcome Spring. We fed the Koi Fish their first feeding of the Spring. Koi Fish semi-hibernate through the Winter. Our Koi Fish have been awake for over 2 months. However, we have to wait until the weather is consistently warm to feed them. This year we have had some cold weather later than normal. The Koi Fish are very excited to be fed and children are very excited to feed them!

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