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Basil Vegetables (in season) Eggs (as available) Coffee (by order) Soap (coming eventually) How-to Homestead Topics (coming soon) Basil Care and Use Making Cheese Canning supplies (want it? TBD) For information about planned…
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The Holler Homestead Story

In May? 2006?, Nicole Williams and Mark Engler moved to Nashville to take new jobs. That was great, but it wasn't enough. (alternative for anonymity: Nicole and Mark) They found themselves enjoying greater-Nashville-area lakes and parks…
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Sunshine Plot 2011

September 2011 The okra still is growing for all it's worth, but other crops now know fall is coming. Mature hardshell squash are ripening; potatoes are plump underneath but dying out above ground; and corn is finished. Cucumbers, tomatoes,…

Holler Greenhouse 2011

Work in the greenhouse began in the coldest weather, back in February. We sprouted tomatoes, peppers, cabbage family, squash family, salad makings, a few odd-lot small crops, and lots and lots of basil. By May, most plants have been transplanted…

Kitchen Garden 2011

Here's the place for herbs, greens, radishes, asparagus, and some experimental plants. Some we'll replant every growing season; others, especially herbs, will be with us for years to come. It's hard to beat food seasoned with herbs that still…

Moonshine Plot 2011

Near the pump we're trying corn again, both sweet corn and popcorn. Will it consent to grow this year? Elsewhere are the beans and peas, basil (of course), and sunchokes. We planted most of the corn in a variation of the age-old way of the…