Now more than ever, many of us feel the need to get outside and experience nature. We are lucky to have many places in our great state to do that, but in this episode Tennessee Crossroads takes us to a peaceful place in Williamson County called Owl’s Hill.
Once upon a time, almost everyone in Tennessee knew a lot about farming. But in these times when family farms are fading away, fewer of us know where our food actually comes from. That is particularly true of children. That is where Honeysuckle Hill Farm comes in. It's a history, dietary and economics lesson all rolled into a fun experience, as Rob Wilds found out when he traveled to Springfield, TN to pay the farm a visit - and he wasn't the only visitor there that day. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Tennessee may not have the best jazz in the country, but an argument could be made for it having the best BBQ. We like the fact that behind each BBQ success story is an interesting individual, or in some cases a whole family of them. Case in point, the hot spot Tennessee Crossroads found in Chattanooga, TN is called Hillbilly Willy's Bar-B-Q. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Hillsboro Village in Nashville, TN has become a quaint and trendy place to shop, dine, even live. Recently a couple there decided one of the fine, old homes would make a great Bed & Breakfast. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Daisy Hill Bed & Breakfast.
If you are of a certain age, and had relatives who lived in the country, you probably recall visiting the little house outback of the big house. In fact, it is called an outhouse, and was a pretty significant place, when you actually needed to pay it a visit and are are being re-created by a Pulaski, TN Craftsman. Tennessee Crossroads visited Gerald Young to learn about his Hillbilly Outhouses, which he calls his legacy. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.
Ken Wilshire visits a Clarksville couple who gave up the rat race to create Boothill Blades.
Chapel Hill, TN
A watering trough is just a watering trough, or so some might say. So, what to do with a watering trough when it gets too old and rusty to do its job as a watering trough; it becomes a cedar chest. It does if the Akin family of Chapel Hill has anything to say about it. Tennessee Crossroads visited them at their workshop to see some of the amazing things they do with other people's trash. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Deb Davis was raised in a big city, far away from the farm, but every chance she got she'd find a way to ride horses. Now, years later, she lives on a huge farm and she's turned that love into a business. She breeds Friesians. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about the Davis Farm in Auburntown, TN for an up-close look at these gorgeous creatures.
When you visit the Smoky Mountains, you've got plenty of options for overnight accommodations. You can rough it in a tent, or live it up in a fancier hotel. A Bed and Breakfast can be the right choice if you want a little pampering in a natural setting that's close to all the park's attraction. Tennessee Crossroads chose one that's highly favored, in more ways than one. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more. This business is closed, but please enjoy the memories of this journey.
Spring Hill, TN
Fall means festival time in Tennessee and there are too many such celebrations for us to visit. Tennessee Crossroads visits to a community festival in Spring Hill, TN. An annual event where it's quite OK to go "ham it up". Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Chapel Hill, TN
The Mediterranean ancestors of the little donkeys you're about to meet may have been beasts of burden, but this generation has got it made in the shade. Tennessee Crossroads' Susan Watson spent the day with a couple who are down-right devoted to their donkeys. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Half Ass Acres in Chapel Hill, TN.