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Blackberry Patch Homestead

Our Homeplace in the Upper Cumberland Plateau of East Tennessee

Ground Heave

This is something we NEVER see in Florida and I really only had the vaguest understating about the frost line.  Never had I heard of heave.  Well, for all of you warm weather people, here it is.  It's basically a... Continue Reading →

AMC’S Turn

In our down time over the holidays, 2077 and I were able to finish watching AMC's TURN via Netflix. 2077 and I are both big American History buffs, or at least we think we are.  We love to hear the... Continue Reading →

Icy Roads In Tennessee

The 'Icy Cliffs of Death' are living up the their name. At least the icy part. Week of December 30 - January 7 was a bitter cold week. It never got above freezing here, for that length of time, is... Continue Reading →

Weather Check: January 2018 Winter Storm

So today is January 4, 2018 and it's snowing here in East Tennessee. Starting to get those nice big goose-down-feather sized snow flakes. Not really complaining, it is so pretty and peaceful. I fell bad for the Northeast, they are... Continue Reading →

Big Chill For New Years 2018

No denying it's winter! It's already been cold and it's fixin' to get colder and STAY colder for five to seven days. That is unusual for Tennessee. Most of the time a good cold snap like this will last one... Continue Reading →

2017 & Daylight Issues

Hello there! It has been a while since I have posted.  I have chosen to take a break for a while since I felt I needed it. We haven't been particularly busy or industrious and I blame much of that... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Day Menu

So, I know it's a tad late, but here is what we decided to eat for Thanksgiving 2017. It's definitely different, and defiantly very traditional. 2077 and I were curious to know what were the historically identified foods that the... Continue Reading →

Baked & Stuffed Acorn Squash

Here is the basic recipe outline that 2077 got on his primitive camping trip. You can use ANY squash...we used Acorn since it was the cheapest, being in season. 1 apple Fat...bacon fat is what we used, but they used... Continue Reading →

Best Manure For a Garden

I don't have any farm animals here, which I hope to change soon, so getting good manure is a little difficult, but not impossible! The easy answer is to use whatever you have, and what I have are three sources:... Continue Reading →

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