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Brood X Cicadas Invasion ~ Are you Ready?

Brood X Cicadas Invasion The Brood X Cicadas Invasion is on it's way! Are you ready for them? Well, ready or not, here they come!This brood is predicted to be the largest brood

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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What is a Homestead

What is a Homestead   What is a Homestead The Modern Homestead, How it Works 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

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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

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Homesteading in Winter

Homesteading in Winter There are many things to consider in preparation for … always be thinking ahead and always expect the unexpected.

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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

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Morel, Dry Land Fish, Mountain Mushrooms, Hickory Chickens

A Morel is a delicacy here in the Mountains of Kentucky. They are also known as Dry Land Fish, Hickory Chickens and Mountain Mushrooms! The two most popular names I have heard

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