Hobbies are a wonderful thing. No matter how stressful life gets or how full your calendar, they are there… patiently waiting for you to carve some time out for yourself. No need to spend time researching something new or reserving tickets and making plans for an afternoon diversion, just grab your gear and fall intoContinue reading “Hobby Haven”
At first glance, our Cedar Barrens is like many other nature trails around middle Tennessee. What you may not realize is that you’re actually enjoying a small piece of one of the rarest ecosystems in the world: the glade/barrens ecosystem.
Every hobby has an origin story. Ours starts during a year most of us aren’t likely to forget…. 2020. Let’s set the stage because this isn’t your typical quarantine story. Mid August. The days were long, but life around us was still curtailed. Enter one electric blue Losi Nightcrawler. The pandemic shifted some of ourContinue reading “Taming the Rocks: How the Rock Wall Challenge Began”
Welcome to The Junkyard. Being married to a mechanic, hearing “junkyard” conjured up very different images than our rock garden. I’m sure it does for you too. But I can assure you it has earned it’s name. Once overlooked as just an area our kids liked to build forts and explore, things changed shortly afterContinue reading “The Junkyard: Sharing Our Dirty Little Secret”
We have plenty of critters at the farm, but there are a few we only catch on the trail camera… like our bobcat. So imagine my surprise when, on a non-descript April morning, one walked by our fire pit and locked eyes with me. Seriously y’all. I stood transfixed as it stared into my soul.Continue reading “Course Origins: Prowling Bobcat Ridge”
RC Field Days at the Farmstead opens our private trails to you. The idea was born out of our desire to have a fun, family-friendly outdoor activity that was both approachable enough for newbies (our kids) and provided opportunities to challenge the more experienced drivers (my better half). Plus, it’s a heck of a lot safer, cheaper, and requires less storage space than getting everyone full-size ATVs!
There is a simple beauty in connecting through authentic conversation and spontaneous laughter. In the end, we left with not only an edible work of art and thoughtful gift, but a sense of community… all because new friends opened their kitchen to us. Don’t underestimate the power of simply breaking bread with someone.
Let’s face it, the New Year motivation has worn off, the days just aren’t long enough, and we could all use a boost. What better time to #sharethelove?
It’s winter in Tennessee and one this certain – we’re going to have rain. Part of stewarding our land is minimizing our impact and that takes planning when the ground is saturated.
You know the moments. Let’s celebrate more #proudparent moments this year.