In 2016 we moved to 12 acres in the high country of NE Tennessee, to be closer to family and revive an old homestead in these beautiful mountains. On our rocky, steep acreage we began raising Icelandic sheep – a primitive breed that retains many old world characteristics that we find well suited to our land. Our sheep are an integral part of our farmstead, improving our neglected pasture, controlling invasive weeds, adding fertility and providing us with exceptional meat, wool and lots of laughs. As we open up more pasture, we also harvest select trees for firewood, mushroom cultivation, smoking meats and hand-carved woodenware. We still have so much to learn, but we hope to build a farm that is both dynamic and resilient.