What to Plant in Your Tennessee Garden in June

It’s a foggy mid-May morning here at Serenity. Yesterday I worked in the garden planting more zinnias, marigolds, chard, and my mystery seedlings that turned out to flax. I also picked snow peas, harvested greens off young beets and carrots, snagged a few clover blossoms, peppermint for a relaxing foot bath after shearing this morning,…

Pros and Cons of Dairy Goats on a Small Farm or Homestead

In 2018, I brought home two Nigerian Dwarf Goat doelings that I named Cora and Alice, after the female characters in Last of the Mohicans. At the time, I was dealing with allergies to wheat, legumes, nuts, and soy, all of which are common nonmeat protein sources. Additionally, I later discovered that I’m allergic to…

A Traditional Skills Life

This morning I got up and drank coffee. I used sorghum from my friend’s sorghum mill to sweeten it and fresh goat’s milk from my own flock that I pasteurized on the stovetop last night. For breakfast I ate rice with greens from our garden cooked in home made chicken broth with a side of…

Injuries on the Homestead

Several weeks ago my mom’s red heifer got loose. I was in the field trotting after her when I dropped my foot into a hole. I ended up with a moderate sprain and a dislocated bone. It was NOT fun. That is just one of many injuries I’ve sustained on the homestead over the past…


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About Me

In 2014 I returned to rural life after years in corporate HR. Thankfully I have twenty two generations of New World farmers who paved my road and passed down not only practical skills and knowledge, but a deep, deep love of the land based on stewardship and peace. I’m Moriah, and this is the Blog of a Woman Homesteader.

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