Blackberry Patch Homestead

Our Homeplace in the Upper Cumberland Plateau of East Tennessee

Fried Apples

Sweet Baby Jesus! I had no idea what I had been missing! I had Cracker Barrel's version of fried apples before & always thought it was good. Canned apples were like a vague reference to Cracker Snackers, but in a... Continue Reading →

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Thank you Veterans for all your service and sacrifice! Thank you 2077 and my Papa for your service! **Remember y'all Veterans Day is the day for the LIVING vets. Memorial Day (Decoration Day) honors the vets that have passed away.

Deer & Coyote Tracks

Since the winter rains are starting to come upon us, we are walking in the forest behind the house and then visiting the food plot.  One of the few bare earth areas shows a story of what has been going... Continue Reading →

How to cut a pomegranate

Oyster mushrooms

Badger Boy had been eyeing the hill above the garden.  That's where we have our mushroom log cultures.  The Oyster Mushrooms are coming out!  Sweet!     Badger Boy must have been noticing some squirrels that are frequenting the area.... Continue Reading →

Progression of Fall Colors

Thought a few fall foliage color picture might be nice. This shows some of the color change to date. Early October Mid-October Late October November 3rd

Tennessee Black Bears

Four days after the hunting season for Black Bear ended, one sauntered down our driveway.  Never saw the ninja-of-the woods, but he/she left some nice tracks.  Came down the hill and disturbed some of the bank.  Then stepped in some... Continue Reading →

Fall doin’s: Chestnut Trees!

We needed to get moving on those Chestnut Trees. We spent the better part of a day planting four trees and broadcasting more grass seed It’s incredibly unimpressive, but there one is.  Here’s another. We found a few places on... Continue Reading →

Sunflower Crop and Herb Drying Hoop

I decided to cut off the sunflower heads today since it’s supposed to be rainy this week.  To allow them to dry even further I put them on a herb drying hoop. I got this little gem off of Amazon... Continue Reading →

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