Category Archives: Farm Stories

Muddy Fields

The potatoes want to be harvested soon, too. The green tops are browning, and after they are dead for two weeks the skins will be tough enough to handle without peeling off. Then we’ll plow them up and get them … Continue reading

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The Gardens in December

by Jeff Poppen Beautiful and extremely productive gardens have graced that land around my cabin for the past 16 years. They have been well documented on the Volunteer Gardener program, so many people who hadn’t been able to visit still … Continue reading

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CSA Beginnings at Long Hungry Creek Farm

by Jeff Poppen The produce grown along the Long Hungry creek has become priceless-we don’t sell it anymore. The invaluable, farm fresh food is now free, and the folks who eat it cover the farm’s budget. You can’t buy vegetables … Continue reading

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Master Gardeners

by Jeff Poppen I love the people involved in the Master Gardeners Program.  Their curiosity has led them to take courses in horticulture from State University professors, and to help out in community gardening projects. I’ve lectured to master gardeners … Continue reading

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Fall Crops

by Jeff Poppen By mid-August I have changed my box of seeds. The last of the summer crops are planted, and it’s time for the fall ones. Although a  few rows and beds of cabbage and lettuce are in to … Continue reading

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The Garden Changes Unpredictably

by Jeff Poppen The garden changes unpredictably. I wanted to mow seven rows of drought-stricken cucumbers and beans, but save the nearby straightneck squash. By the time we got onions and potatoes up and I had the bushhog ready, the … Continue reading

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New Weekly Articles!

Latest weekly writings from Jeff. What Would I Be Leaving Behind? Beautiful Spring Things

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We have a new book…

Published in the Macon County Chronicle – January 31, 2012 We have a new book, Barefoot Farmer II. I say “we” because of all the work done by the designer and typesetter, Victoria, and the illustrator, Linda. “We” also includes … Continue reading

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New Year – New Look

This year begins with an update to our website. A new look that we hope you’ll like. We’ll be making the transition in the coming days. Hopefully, the changeover to a new theme will go smoothly, so bear with us as … Continue reading

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Downwind, Downstream, and Downhill

http://biodynamicsbda.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/downwind-downstream-and-downhill/ November 2, 2011 by biodynamicsbda By Karen Davis-Brown ©Long Hungry Creek Farm Imagine that you live in a paradise. Long Hungry Creek Farm is located outside the town of Red Boiling Springs, in Macon County, in the hills of … Continue reading

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Young farmer leads while learning from the past

VOL. 35 | NO. 34 | Friday, August 26, 2011 Green Business    Young farmer leads while learning from the past By Hollie Deese Eric Wooldridge never intended to come back to the Bells Bend area of West Nashville after … Continue reading

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STEWARDS: Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee: Jeff Poppen, Long Hungry Creek Farm

I stumbled on this blog called Portrait of a Farm, and found an interview with Jeff from last fall. I hope these guys don’t mind me posting their work on our site. Trav and Kacy did a nice job. Thanks … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Sweet Potatoes and the Produce Place Nashville

WCTE, public broadcasting in Cookeville produces a show called Live Green Tennessee.  According to their website, their goal is “talking with our local Farmers, Gardeners, and Neighbors about how our agricultural heritage and local wisdom can help all of us … Continue reading

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