Trimming Low Branches – DeanoFarms: Week 13

Emily runs our mowing operation. In an effort to make her life easier I cleared out the low branches that slowed her down (or worse slapped her in the face) while mowing. I also have some decisions to make as far as which trees and which types of trees I want to foster on the …

Hiking and Kayaking Nathan Bedford Forrest SP – Eva, TN

We headed to the lake to visit two different (but related) Tennessee state parks for some kayaking and hiking. We stayed at Nathan Bedford Forrest SP in Eva, TN. We visit Johnsonville Historic Park across the river while we were there. Both parks have Civil War history galore. We loaded the kayaks on the truck …

Hiking Long Hunter State Park – Hermitage, TN

2 lakes, 3 hikes! With trails around a small lake (Couchville Lake) and a large lake (Percy Preist Lake), Long Hunter State Park has plenty to explore. The TN state park is just outside Nashville, TN (in Hermitage/Mt. Juliet). It doesn’t have any place to RV camp so we made a few day trips there …

Summer In Telluride, Colorado

We ended up our trip out west in Telluride, Colorado for some summer fun. We stayed up the mountain in Mountain Village. The gondola ride from there to town is pretty spectacular. It rained a lot while were there including on our hike up to Bridal Veil Falls (Colorado’s biggest waterfall). It never rained enough …

Clearing Brush In Hay Bales – Project Finished (DeanoFarms: Week 9 and 10)

My first major farm project is now finished! I’m not very smart (most people know this and would agree). My plan wasn’t the best one. I picked the middle of a very hot and dry Tennessee summer to stand out in the middle of a field and clear brush (a lot of it very thorny) …

Driving Rim Rock Drive In Colorado National Monument

Today was a family vacation drive day from Vail, CO to Telluride, CO. I’m always looking for a National Monument in the neighborhood when I’m traveling. Colorado National Monument was about the halfway point of our drive. It had a scenic drive that looked super! Rim Rock Drive is the best way to see the …

Kayaking (Funyaking) The Hiwassee River 2 0 – Reliance, TN – Hiwassee-Ocoee State Park

We had so much fun kayaking/funyaking on the Hiwassee River (in Reliance, TN part of the Hiwassee-Ocoee State Park) that we went back and did it again two days later. The first time (our first time) was with Molly. The second time was the day after we’d rafted the Ocoee River and was with the …