We have started a youtube channel and we encourage you all to subscribe to it as we will be videoing all the amazing things we are doing at our pioneer homestead and also capturing the historical activities of Davis family genealogy that is so pervasive in East Tennessee and “Old Virginia Territory.” Click here to get to youtube channel.
Learn about who we are and what we do by taking a tour of our ranch in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee where we focus on creating beauty and meaning through homesteading. HiBar Ranch is the home to HiBar Creations, the resulting arts and craftsmanship from our fiber, bone, wood, hides, furs and more.
We are an organic farm. We left our lives in industry and went back to the land the way our forefathers did. Our family is one of the first settler families in Tennessee in the 1700s and carved the first paths (Wilderness Trail) with Daniel Boone. Daniel Boone’s descendants are our direct kin.
Follow our journey on farm living, alternative off grid solar solutions, log milling and explore the amazing history of the old Virginia territory pre-American Revolution. You will learn how they did it all in the old days; from cast iron cooking, cooking over wood heat, to making butter and soap and living off the land. We have our own custom log mill and mill all our own lumber and also are in the process of taking our entire farm off grid and on to solar energy.
We raise dairy goats (Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian and Alpine), meat goats (Boer) and Navajo Churro sheep for wool and meat. We also raise quarter horses, Australian Shepherds, chickens, bees, ducks and more. We teach old farmstead ways that our ancestors used as we cherish the utilitarian functionality and creative arts of old that is being lost in today’s modern age.
Follow us on our journey in this gorgeous part of the country.