Blackberry Patch Homestead

Our Homeplace in the Upper Cumberland Plateau of East Tennessee

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 →


2077 and I were in Tractor Supply killing some time before an appointment. We spotted a non-electric EcoFan and decided to give it a try. Here is a short video of it and my wood stove. Even though we have... Continue Reading →


So I've been a bit busy with the holiday, then when it comes time to do some writing, I've just been flat out lazy y'all! 2077, Badger Boy, and I hope you had a wonderful and most Happy Thanksgiving! I... Continue Reading →

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

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