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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fiery Gizzard : great place with a funny name

The unusual name, Fiery Gizzard, was purportedly given to the area by Daniel Boone.
While camped in the area, he overcooked his dinner, which flamed up, giving the gorge and nearby creeks their names.

The hike from Fiery Gizzard Trail from Foster Falls is a 4.7 mile balloon loop.  It travels past an impressive 60-foot Foster Falls.  Bring your budding Daniel Boones for their close up look at nature. July is a great month to hike in the morning.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Hike or Bike the New Mountain Goat Trail: Safe and Fun

I am in love with the Mountain Goat Trail. The first part of it was
completed in the spring of this year.  It is paved from Sewanee to
Monteagle.  The round trip walk or bike ride is a just shy of 10 miles.
I biked it six times this week. I am clocking in at 65 minutes;
not bad for a senior who previously started her mornings, just sitting on the couch.

When you come to Sewanee bring your bikes or you could rent one at
the local bike shop in Sewanee.  They rent them by the hour, half day, day or week.
I suggest a morning outing to enjoy  a cool mountain breezes as
you walk thru a paved forest trails.  It's Great!!

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Big Year for Bunnies at Red Oak Hollow

They are absolutely everywhere this year.  Conditions must have been perfect, because they multiplied like "rabbits".

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Come unplug this summer at Red Oak Hollow.

I love these Discover the Forest ads.
It's firefly season and our forest is full of ferns.
Try this simple test: ask your child what the difference is between a fern and a flower.
Under the age of 10, they may not know, till you show them.

Come unplug this summer at Red Oak Hollow, even if it is only for a couple of days.
It will make the best memories.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Nature is an experience that you don't forget.

Wildlife is a way of life here at Red Oak Hollow. Deer, duck, geese,
fox, birds, possums are out hunting for food to feed their young.

Their little ones grow so fast, that you can literally see a difference within
a week-end.  Our mountain is full of wild life, but our estate attracts more
than it's share; due to our natural springs in the woods and the three  ponds in the hollow.

You don't have to do a thing to see all the action.  Just sit on the porch and rock away in
our red rocking chairs or meander down to the ponds or walk into our woods and sit
quietly in the meditation garden and listen to the life that city life doesn' offer.