Old Ways Virtual Classroom™ Launching @ HiBar Creations Oct.1 2020

HiBar Creations Launch Oct. 1, 20202 Old Ways Virtual Classroom Online Education We are happy to be launching an online "Old Ways Virtual Classroom" where children and adults can learn the old ways of doing things - many things - the old fashioned way by hand. As so many are stuck at home and in … Continue reading Old Ways Virtual Classroom™ Launching @ HiBar Creations Oct.1 2020

Cast Iron Cooking Over Campfire and Fall Decorate The Farm Challenge – Join Us!

Yesterday we had an incredibly fun day with family here at HiBar Ranch nestled deep in the Smoky Mountains next to Smoky Mountain National Park. #castironcooking #campfirecooking We had a "decorate the farm" challenge with our grown daughters who each got $100 dollars to buy fall harvest decor and incorporate things from the farm, to … Continue reading Cast Iron Cooking Over Campfire and Fall Decorate The Farm Challenge – Join Us!

Mike Davis – Solar Energy Pioneer – Learn How Solar Started In The US (1971-2000s)

Mike Davis is the leading pioneer of solar energy in the United States being the first to establish a solar research laboratory, solar energy research curriculum and establishing the first US solar program in the United States for the Govt. Hear directly from Mike about what his childhood was like and how it spurred the … Continue reading Mike Davis – Solar Energy Pioneer – Learn How Solar Started In The US (1971-2000s)

New Australian Shepherd Pups In Sept – See the Spring Litter

We had a beautiful litter of Australian Shepherd pups this spring and will be having another litter in September. Here's a video that is a compilation of the Spring pictures of that litter and pictures of the pups today with their owners. Get on our waiting list for this fall's litter. Watch video below by … Continue reading New Australian Shepherd Pups In Sept – See the Spring Litter

August: What A Month At The Farm. Harvest Season Is Here!

This is my favorite time of year; the temperature starts to dip in the evenings, the humidity drops and the first shades of fall color begin to intersperse amongst the pines. Most of us, during harvest season, go into "nesting mode." The aromatic candles, the black eyed Susans in water vases, apple pies, thoughts of … Continue reading August: What A Month At The Farm. Harvest Season Is Here!

The Five Most Important Items In A Homestead Kitchen – Hearth & Home

Follow along with us today and learn about the five key elements of a homestead kitchen.  As more people begin to grow their own food again, thinking about the layout of your kitchen and/or remodeling to accommodate the home food productions steps is very helpful. Watch our Hearth & Home Series and learn what is … Continue reading The Five Most Important Items In A Homestead Kitchen – Hearth & Home

Our Latest #TinyHouse VLOG – Finishing Ridge Beam and Rafters – Follow our Tiny House Journey

It's amazing what one man can do alone at the age of 73.  Mike is building this gorgeous tiny house cabin alone for his daughter (due to Covid 19 she can't be here much since she's a nurse or she would be).  Follow the progress and how to do the hardest part - installing the … Continue reading Our Latest #TinyHouse VLOG – Finishing Ridge Beam and Rafters – Follow our Tiny House Journey

Our Ancient Melungeon Story – A Mystery Race Here In The Appalachians Pre-Dating First Explorers

Did you know there was a mystery race here in the Appalachian mountains before the first explorers came.  Did you know they were totally erased from American historical records? Learn more about our ancient bloodlines - Our Melungeon story.  Melungeon DNA is the biggest break away fascination in DNA testing today.  It appears a whole … Continue reading Our Ancient Melungeon Story – A Mystery Race Here In The Appalachians Pre-Dating First Explorers

Thinking About China During Corona Virus – A Different Perspective – View From The Farm

It's cold this morning at the farm.  We live in East Tennessee which is usually much warmer this time of year.  However, this morning we awoke to a chilly 33 degrees.  It's sunny now but still quite crisp.  So, before I start my chores I am sitting by the wood cook stove.  It's burning again … Continue reading Thinking About China During Corona Virus – A Different Perspective – View From The Farm

The #Raven House #TinyCabin We Are Building At Our Ranch

Folks are following along on our journey to build a tiny cabin that is off grid at our HiBar Ranch in East Tennessee.  Our ranch nestles up against Smoky Mountain National Park.  Here are some of the amazing pictures of what the final cabin will look like. We hope you remember to subscribe to our … Continue reading The #Raven House #TinyCabin We Are Building At Our Ranch

Sheep Shearing – A Dying Craft – Photos In Black & White @ Our Farm

We raise Navajo Churro sheep at our farm here in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.  Our shearer comes out every six months to shear our boutique flock.  We have our wool milled into yarn and roving for spinners, weavers and rug makers. This is such a special and difficult craft.  I hope that Corona … Continue reading Sheep Shearing – A Dying Craft – Photos In Black & White @ Our Farm

FARM LIFE ~ A Beautiful Life (Farm Photography) @ HiBar Ranch

I wanted to share some of the lovely photography that we've captured on the farm yesterday.  Why?  It's beautiful number one.  But, number two is because I had an interesting conversation with our feed supplier yesterday, the AgCo-op here in Maryville Tennessee.  I asked, "how's business with the whole corona virus thing going on?" Now, … Continue reading FARM LIFE ~ A Beautiful Life (Farm Photography) @ HiBar Ranch

A Big Week At Our Farm – Lots Happening #TNHomesteading at HiBar Ranch

Well, it's almost 8am right now at I am ready for a very busy week.  I have to head out early to get grain for the horses, sheep and goats and hurry back because our farrier is coming.  It's been hard getting folks out during the quarantine.  We are also having our farrier haul our … Continue reading A Big Week At Our Farm – Lots Happening #TNHomesteading at HiBar Ranch