Sunday, October 29, 2006

Pete's Herbs


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Here's the sign to look for when you're traveling down Chisolm Road from Main on Johns Island, SC. You see this about a mile or so down Chisolm. We usually enter the first Chisolm Road access just after crossing the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway and never saw this sign since it points only one way.

Pete's Plant Farm also known as Pete's Herbs is found down a long dirt road deep into the 42 acres on which the farm is situated. He's got a vast offering of all sorts of herbs, flowering plants and many kinds of plantings. It's a friendly, cozy place where one is greeted by nice folks. They had a sort of open house with a generous offering of tasty treats for all.

When we met Pete he was tossing his beautiful baby girl up over his head and she was perfectly delighted with his attention. While held aloft the little girl seemed to be swimming in mid air and trying to kiss her dad on the nose. Pete's a solid looking fellow who appears to work his land more than sit at a desk. He told us with justifiable pride that he's a third generation owner of this property. What pleased us as much as high quality offerings at the farm was the fact that a local fellow had chosen to remain on his land and make something productive which he enjoys doing.

This is valuable property on which Pete plants herbs. He could sell it off and live like a king. What developer wouldn't kill to get hold of this beautiful land? Considering how fast lowcountry coastal lands are being developed, we are grateful to Pete for staying.

4 Comments:

Blogger Vera said...

Patrick and I got to Pete's later in the afternoon. We enjoy the beautiful plants out there, and the program was very nice.

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Pam said...

It's such a wonderful piece of land - further down their dirt road is the home where Pete's father lives, right on Church Creek. I'm glad that you guys stopped by!

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Pam said...

It is a wonderful piece of land! Further down their dirt road is Pete's father's home - right on Church Creek. I'm glad that you guys stopped by! (I might have just left two messages - when I entered for the first one, the page didn't come up, so I'm assuming it didn't save).

7:21 AM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Hi, Pam, that's great place down at Pete's Herbs. It's so nice to see folks who've remained on Johns Island and been able to make a good life on the land. The more who give up on their land, the more development we will have.

Thanks for your comment and good luck with your many exciting and productive projects.

10:27 AM  

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