Blackberry Patch Homestead

Our Homeplace in the Upper Cumberland Plateau of East Tennessee

Wild Turkey smoked on a Big Green Egg

Last week we decided to cook the wild turkey that 2077 killed off our lower deck.  Since wild meat is notoriously lean, it can get dry and tough as shoe leather, so some considerations have to take place on how... Continue Reading →

Happy Memorial Day and tomorrow Decoration Day!

Today is the day where you honor the DEAD!  Remember those people who have died in service to their country.  DO NOT confused today with Veterans Day - where we honor the LIVING! Go to a cemetery today, they are... Continue Reading →

Final Grading…by broom?

Yes, we are.  Take a good look at what 2077 is doing.  We have been slowly sculpting the dirt between the buildings to get the water to run to the middle then off to either side and away from the structures.... Continue Reading →


In our never ending collection and set up of wood, 2077 made a smallish woodshed for us over the winter.  This one is closer to the house than the other 10 cords we have towards the end of the driveway.... Continue Reading →

Fog rolling in

Summer is right around the corner and it when we get Mist on the Mountain. Beautiful to behold 

Combing wool

For those not familiar, this is one way to process wool.  This way produces what's referred to as 'top'.  Think of cream rising to the top.  Combing wool, extracts the best and longest fibers.  When spun, this will create a... Continue Reading →

Busy all day, and get next to nothing done

So when you live way out in boonies, you will have a lot of windshield time.  Driving one hour plus one-way is very common commute time.  That is pretty often the case in urban settings too, just the distance is considerably... Continue Reading →

Water Storage Cubes

We decided to make a purchase of two water cubes.  They can hold about 275 gallons of water, and when full can store 550 gallons of water for us.  They were shockingly inexpensive: $50.00!!  That's why we have two and... Continue Reading →

Fiber eye candy

I finally made it part way down the mountain to Clinton, TN to go to my 'local' yarn shop: Clinch River Yarn Company!!  Wowzers - what a cool place! They had A LOT of yarn!!  A nice place in the... Continue Reading →

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