Blackberry Patch Homestead

Our Homeplace in the Upper Cumberland Plateau of East Tennessee

Pictures of the Retropolitian Craft Fair

I'm always in awe of the new-to-me places in Knoxville. I had not been to this area before; seemed like it was part of the 'old' area. I couldn't take picture of the city...too busy driving, but here are a... Continue Reading →

Retropolitian Craft Fair

All my inventory for the fair is done!!I should say, I made as much yarn as I could before time ran out! The weather forecast for May 6 keeps flirting with rain. Hopefully it will rain before and/or after, but... Continue Reading →

Bee Land Clearing

We've been working on clearing a spot for the bee hive. It took me a bit to finally decide where to put it, but we think we have a good location. It's on the hill above the house. There is... Continue Reading →

Bee Keeping

It wasn't exactly planned, but we are going to have bees on the property!! I have joined my local bee keepers club and the Tennessee Bee Keepers Association. I attended a Bee Short School and got my name entered into... Continue Reading →

Happy Easter

We call it Happy Resurrection Day! Enjoy the day with your family and remember the sacrifice that Jesus paid for all of us. Have a blessed day!

Tennessee; Land of Extremes

Weather related extremes, that is. So far we have experienced: 101 degrees and -1, within 6 months 90+ days of no rain, with wild fires Rain for days and days with localized flooding No sun for 7+ days Sun for... Continue Reading →

Homespun Scarf

I had some homespun Alpaca that has been sitting in my yarn stash mocking me for too long! I tried to make it into a hat years ago, but it was too slouchy, so it got frogged out and rolled... Continue Reading →

Gamma Seal Lids

We store bulk dry foods. To make getting in and out of the buckets, Gamma Lids make it so much easier! After we had that minor basement flooding and 2077 patched up some cracks, it was time to reorganize! That... Continue Reading →

Tennessee Weather Is Crazy

So this was yesterday AM Then, later in the afternoon it was like this: Glad the snow didn't stick. I'm ready for Winter to be over and have a nice Spring!

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