Nature and History Collide!

Marble we found near the trail This week at Mountain Hollow Farm we embraced our inner nature geek and talked trail building with one of the fine educators at Lincoln Memorial University, Dr. Katie Benson. We are very excited to start the process of establishing a nature trail at the farm. Once completed, it will …

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Never Thought We’d Do That!

This is the first installment of the new MHF blog category “Never Thought We’d Do That”. You see, since we moved to the farm 5 years ago, there have been many things we’ve done that we never imagined we’d have (or want) to do. I thought it would be fun to start sharing those things with …

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Llamas, Goats & Jesus?

I just closed the store for the day, put another log on the fire and sat down to watch Sense & Sensibility while I work on our 2013 marketing plan. Sounds like a fun Saturday night, huh? Lest I sound like too much of a bore, last night was fun. We took a llama and …

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How We Name Our Goats

Recently, we decided to start giving our new goats biblical names. This year we gave our goats names beginning with the letter “A”; next year we’ll do “B” and continue going on down the alphabet. Since Violet was the first of our goats to give birth this year, we named her silver baby boy Adam …

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The Pavilion is Finished!!!

Yay! We’re so excited to see that our new addition to the farm has been completed. We started building the pavilion in the beginning of April and finished it on May 8th. Now we have a nice shaded area for tours and birthday parties complete with lights and fans for those hot summer days and …

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What’s the Buzz

Bees… that’s what! Our friend, Debbie Clayton, came over Saturday and helped Brett install bees in our first hive. I showed up just after the installation with the camera. We purchased 3 pounds of bees. It sounded like there was a fan running in the hive. We can’t wait to get honey but we’ve learned …

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Educational Farm Tours

We’ve been working diligently to get the farm ready for educational farm tours. Everything came together Friday when we hosted 63 K – 3rd graders for our first tour. The children had a great time learning how a sweater is made, from the goat to the garment. Here’s a virtual tour:  Setting up our nearly completed pavilion …

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