Narrow Ridge is an off-the-grid community near here — in Washburn TN. Their Narrow Ridge website stresses other things (ex. rural land conservation, sustainability, etc.) , but this is what stands out most in my mind.
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Jim and I were pulling into our driveway a few nights ago and our headlights picked up a small animal making its way from our lawn into the tree line of the nearby woods.
At first I thought it … Read the rest
Last week, I attended the kick-off meeting of the new Sharps Chapel Neighborhood Watch (5th District), chaired by Union County Sheriff Billy Breeding and five of his deputies. The police support was most impressive, as was the community support in … Read the rest
We have a cat. We have not had a pet for 45 years (yes I know that makes us a minority life form on the planet we call Earth), so because this is such a rare occurrence, please bear with … Read the rest
Remember when I wrote about the thrill of surprises… well, imagine my surprise when Jim and I were hiking in Chuck Swan a few days ago and happened upon a cluster of Pink Lady’s Slipper Orchids! They were right … Read the rest
Not everyone likes surprises — even good surprises.
Hard to believe? Well, have you ever suggested a birthday gift idea to your spouse instead of leaving it up to them to surprise you? I rest my case.
I have since … Read the rest
Around this time of year Jim likes to reminisce and share that the first word he ever learned from his mother was P-I-E. If you knew his mother, this is not surprising. She was an excellent cook and she baked … Read the rest
You don’t have to be walking in the woods or through difficult terrain to see interesting and new animals. Today, here in Sharps Chapel, TN, I spotted a bright orange spider that I had never seen before walking on my … Read the rest
Two weeks ago, on October 25th, Jim and I decided to take a short 3-4 mile hike at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (on the Cumberland Gap TN town side, not the Middlesboro KY side). It is one of our … Read the rest
You may or may not be aware that I have been spending a lot of my time recently developing the website for Thunder Road Wine Trail, a new wine trail in East Tennessee which has six wineries, many of … Read the rest