Ebbing and Flowing Spring in Rogersville TN

Ebbing and Flowing Creek in Rogersville TNIt is hard to believe that it has only been one week since we visited Rogersville TN – the weather has changed so abruptly.  But it was a beautiful fall day last Saturday and Jim and I decided to take a drive to enjoy the leaves.  We were headed towards Rogersville TN (only an hour-or-so away via 25-E) to visit … [ Continue reading ... ]

Amis Mill Dam Rogersville TN

Amis Mill Eatery in Rogersville TN

Amis Mill Eatery Rogersville TN
Amis Mill Eatery (pronounced “amy”) is a great day trip. It is two miles outside of Rogersville, TN — only 55 miles or so from Sharps Chapel.  It takes a little more than an hour to get there.  It has a year-round restaurant with a very nice view of the Amis Mill waterfall and dam.

Their food is outstanding.  They … [ Continue reading ... ]

Old Fashioned Country Store | A. T. Cole Store

A.T. Cole Store on Leadmine Bend Rd. Sharps Chapel TNA.T. Cole Store on Leadmine Bend Rd. Sharps Chapel TN

A.T. Cole Store on Leadmine Bend Rd. Sharps Chapel TN A.T. Cole Store on Leadmine Bend Rd. Sharps Chapel TN A.T. Cole Store on Leadmine Bend Rd. Sharps Chapel TNIf you have ever been on Leadmine Bend Rd., perhaps to go to the Ferry or Pickin-n-Grinnin, then you have passed the A.T. Cole store.

I was with several friends, coming back from a soap-making class that Right By Nature was giving and the store was open, so we stopped!

There were four men sitting on the porch, just … [ Continue reading ... ]

Flat Bike Ride | Cumberland Gap to Harrogate TN

IMG_5015 IMG_5014 IMG_5005 IMG_5013 IMG_5006 IMG_5008 IMG_5012 IMG_5011 IMG_5019 IMG_5018 IMG_5020If you like to bicycle ride, but don’t like all the hills around Sharps Chapel, I have some good news for you.  There is a relatively flat bike path starting in Cumberland Gap that is super fun.  Jim and I explored it on foot a few weeks back and had so much fun when we came across the tunnel that … [ Continue reading ... ]

Little Buggers – Mexican Bean Beetle Time

This is my first year to have a garden and I am enjoying it immensely.  It is so fun going out and watching the progress of seeds turning into seedlings, growing into plants, creating blossoms which turn into vegetables and then, of course, picking them!

But lately, I’ve also been picking other things — like little yellow larvae with black … [ Continue reading ... ]

Mary Nicholas Johnson