Beavers and Their Dam Activity at the Farm!

Hello out there to our fellow winter weather warriors, we hope that everyone is keeping warm and safe! Curl up with a hot cup of something (tea perhaps?) and read about this exciting discovery here at the farm! Flora was not the only thing we observed while we were hiking the proposed nature trail recently, …

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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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What a Farm Day!

Today was a true farm day. First thing this morning I took our 2 LGDs (livestock guardian dogs) – pups, really – Hans & Franz, to be neutered at the Claiborne County Animal Shelter. I also took Ember, our outdoor cat, but they couldn’t spay here because it turns out that she is very pregnant. …

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After the Flood

It’s been 2 months since the flood. A lot of people have asked me recently if things have returned to normal. I’m really not quite sure how to answer them. We have a regular routine so, in a sense, things are normal. Or maybe I should say, stable. One of the things I’m learning is …

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The Flood

On June 20, 2011, our area was hit hard by a flash flood. I don’t know the official readings, but one neighbor told us he collected 7” of rain in his gauge in 4 hours. Another neighbor told us 9” for the day. We live along Blairs Creek and had at least 4’ of water …

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We’re Growing

Things are moving and shaking here at Mountain Hollow Farm. We just installed a bus parking lot so we are better equipped to handle large groups. It required 108 tons of stone, that’s 216,000 pounds! Two weeks ago I called Goins Hollow Quarry to find out what kind of rock would be best to use …

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Our Babies Are All Grown Up

This evening I am home alone because Brett is at work and our youngest son, Ryan, is at the Senior Prom with his friend Karri. It causes me to pause and reflect on the past 18 years with him. Ryan & Karri Recently he has started showing signs of adulthood. One of the big changes …

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