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!