The Zarb Homestead

Living natural and healthy on a simple budget

Hiking Ijams – Mead’s Quarry August 27, 2012


Earlier this month the hubby and I went for a hike at the Mead’s Quarry in the Ijams Nature Center.┬áThe trail we hiked is called the Tharp Trace Trail. This is the most strenuous trail at Ijams. It is 1.1 mile loop with a few steep long hills but once you reach the top you are looking over the quarry and on a clear day you can see Mt. LeConte. This is a great place to take pictures but with all the leaves from the surrounding trees it was hard to get a clear picture of the lake, maybe we will try again in the fall.

What goes up must come down. After you reach the summit you work your way down back to the bottom of the quarry but on your way down the trail is the historic Stanton Cemetery. This was an old family plot but later became a community graveyard for people that lived and worked on the quarry. Some of the graves date back to 1870 and the latest 1939. For some odd reason I really like old graveyards. If you read the sign it says that the husband and wife where buried next to each other however they were faced in opposite directions. This is due to the fact they were divorced in life.

 

Tharp Trace trail is great for a small hike. It takes about an hour or two if your not rushing which we weren’t because we had the dog and was looking for a relaxing daily hike. I highly recommend all the trails in Ijams. This is one of my favorite places to visit because there is so much to do. The best part is it is free and you can take your dogs there as long as they are on a leash.

 

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Project 365: Week 35 June 25, 2012

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Biking Ijams on a hot summer day

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I planted my sweet potatoes

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This cat at work just made himself at home.

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Phil helping his mom find a bike

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This is where Mr. Rascals cage should be. Sad to say he is no longer living with us but has found a new family to call home.

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Even my fortune cookie gets me

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Spent all day cleaning the back patio.

 

Project 365 – Catch up April 8, 2012

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Some may have noticed I haven’t been posting at all on my blog┬álately, sorry. I have been working 60+ hours a week and this is my first day off in 32 days. I have been trying to still take a picture everyday but I am sure I have missed some days but below is a catch up days.

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Biking Ijams October 18, 2011


 

 

 

Perfect fall weekend in beautiful south Knoxville.

Located in South Knoxville, Will Skelton Greenway begins at Island Home Park then runs through Ijams Nature Center and ends at the 300-acre Wildlife Management Area. This greenway is located in a beautiful natural setting and contains panoramic views of the Tennessee River. The length is 7 miles and is used for walking, running, bicycling, and walking dogs.

October 16, 2011

Short but sweet!