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Timber Rattler Mountain Terrain ~ Canebreak Rattler

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake swimming across pond. The Timber Rattlers among other rattlesnakes and reptiles are declining in the Southeastern United states. Causes~declining land, humans, wetlands.

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Our Home Canning Machine and Fruit Preserver

An Old Timey Home Canning Machine Canning and preserving delicacies from our gardens, trees  and livestock through the winter months can be a daunting task if you don’t know how to properly go

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Why Should I Homestead the Answers are Here!

The Question? Why Should I Homestead? Oh, the burning question folks ask us time and time again is. ‚ Why should I homestead? The curiosity that seems to be never-ending. The question that many families

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Grandpa and Grandma’s Story

Grandpa and Grandma’s Story   This story reminds me of the song, Grandpa tell me bout the good old days lyrics. As a bonus, we have included a video and lyrics to the song at the page bottom. Enjoy. My

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Popular Facebook Post for October Popular Facebook Post for the week.  How to remove Permanent Marker from just about anything.  Removing Permanent Marker From Hard, Non-Porous Surfaces

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What is a Homestead

What is a Homestead   What is a Homestead The Modern Homestead, How it Works What is a Homestead? The official, legal definition for a Homestead is: “a person’s or family’s residence,

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The Rose of Sharon Plant

The Rose of Sharon Plant The Rose of Sharon plant holds a special memory and lesson for me on Kelly’s Creek in the Georgia mountains. The blooms turned soft faces toward the brightness of a

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Artist Doreyl Ammons Cain

   Artist Doreyl Ammons Cain… Artist, Writer & Speaker Background: Artist Doreyl Ammons Cain Doreyl Ammons Cain was Born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North

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Homesteading in Winter

Homesteading in Winter There are many things to consider in preparation for . We certainly found that out our first winter here up on the mountain. Many of these things are simple, but many are also things

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Sleep Tight don’t let the bed bugs bite

Sleep Tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite! Living distance between family and friends generally required extended stays with mountain host families. Wise Solomon said, “Withdraw thy foot from they

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Spring Time in the Mountains

This article on Spring Time in the Mountains is written by Barbara Taylor Woodall. Since the beginning of time spring has renewed hope in new life. Gently the earth is touched by warm sunbeams to awaken

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