While I love this world, I have to say it’s a trip I enjoy with every ounce of my being.
If you’ve never visited The Homeplace, I hope you’ll go as soon as possible. Go SOON and go OFTEN… I’ll probably see you there!
Coming up on April 25th and April 26th (2015), there are extra special reasons to visit The Homeplace 1850’s Farm.
First of all (leave it to an animal lover like me to mention this first), there are new adorable baby pigs on the farm! I know you won’t want to miss seeing them. Heck, the adult pigs are too cute for their own good too. The animals on the farm are very well cared for and a lot of fun to watch and photograph.
As if the pigs weren’t reason enough, The Homeplace will hold a Quilting Bee on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26. Visitors will learn more about quilting and help complete a hand-made quilt started by the farm family.
You can also visit with the blacksmith on the farm at 1 pm both days.
From 1-3pm, visit the Homeplace kitchen for sweet treats made on a wood stove. All activities will be held at the Homeplace 1850’s Farm in the Tennessee portion of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.
“We will be piecing a replica Triple Irish Chain quilt. Everyone can add a stich or two,” says Cindy Earls, Lead Interpreter at the Homeplace. “Children can learn to quilt on a smaller frame. On Saturday, we’ll demonstrate how a quilt is put on a frame. On Sunday, visitors can help us hang a quilt in the Single Pen House.”
Visitors are encouraged to meet the new baby pigs (!!!) and wander the farm with its period animals, crops, and gardens. Historic interpreters are available to answer any questions.
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.
To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000.
For more information on the Friends of Land Between The Lakes, log on to www.friendsoflbl.org. To subscribe to the official electronic newsletter, send an email to LBLinfo@fs.fed.us. Land Between The Lakes official Twitter accounts include @LBLScreechOwl, @LBLNature, @LBLHomeplace, and @LandBtwnLakes, and Pinterest www.pinterest.com/lblnra.
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