For those of you that do not know us, we live in Greenback Tennessee. Our farm is roughly 30 acres taken
from an original 116 acre farm. The farm was in the same family from the middle 1700's until 1947. While it
was not our family, we did have the honor of meeting and knowing the nephew of the last original family
member to own the land. Our house was built in 1810 and is one of the 4 oldest, and possibly the oldest, home
in Loudon County and is listed in the book "Historic Homes of Loudon County". When we bought the farm, the
house had not been lived in for over 15 years. It had been heavily vandalized and needed alot of work and
TLC. The house still had the original 1910 Delco wiring and virtually no plumbing; so along with alot of
carpentry, we rewired and plumbed the entire house, replaced all the windows, insulated, redid the floors,
etc. We did hire a few jobs like the heat/air, sheet rock, roof and septic system. My wife and I spent 2
years getting the house ready to live in while living in Knoxville and coming out evenings and weekends. We
moved in on Good Friday in 1992 having logged over 8000 combined hours in 2 years. As with any "Old" house
the job list never ends, but we love it.
When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands, you will be happy and it will be well with you.
Our Farm Stand
...but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord
This is what we started with. A little
rough but lots of potential.
A work in progress.
We converted an old shed / wagon house into the farms stand. It was full of junk when we bought ther
farm and had been damaged buy a falling tree. Just prior to beginning the renovation a tornado
removed most of the one wall. We put new wood all around, poured a concrete slab floor, built some
counters and we were ready to go. We are continually adding and modifying as our crops increase and
change. It has also given us a place to put some of the farms old tools and equiment.
|More Pictures to come......or Come
and see yourself.
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