The Zarb Homestead

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Country Living March 28, 2013

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Over the past weekend I went to visit my parent who live out country about an hour away from our home in the city. While I was there I decided to snap a few photos.

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Good old Loudon, Tn; I miss growing up here. I love the simple life country living brings. You can’t get peace and quit like that living the city life but I like where I live now. Growing up in the country it was always a 40 minutes+ to go department store shopping and a 15 minute trip just to run to Wal-Mart. I love that I can ride my bike to Market Square, listen to the fireworks booming when the Vols score at the University of Tennessee and it is only 3 miles to Wal-Mart.

Knoxville maybe where I live now but Loudon will always be my home. I may not ever to move back home but dream home would be in the country. I want land more than anything. I do not need a huge fancy home; I could live in a 2 bedroom shack if I had at least 20 acres. I have been wanting backyard chickens for over 5 years now and I am sure my husband would love for me to drop this idea but I am stubborn. I just love animals of all kinds.

Maybe I will find some land outside of the city (not too far) and build my small ranch.  I girl can only wish.


Project 365: Week 48 December 3, 2012

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Putting up the Christmas tree. I know you can’t see it very well but it has became an owl tree.



Putting up the holiday decor



I had to take a picture of this sweet little guy.



Dear Santa I have been good this year 😉



Downtown Knoxville’s Christmas tree

phil's deer

Mr Z’s kill of the week


Project 365: Week 41 October 19, 2012

I am late this week due to being out of the country and soaking up the sun in the Bahamas. Now that I have returned, here are last weeks pictures!


Mr. Mal is Frankenweenie! Oh my, I love this costume! Found this number at the Wal-Mart.


Get it? 10,11,12…


I did the Reddit Halloween Gift Exchange and my person received my gift and posted the pictures.

Finally found a makeup that doesn’t make my face oily and lasts all day long. Just in time for the Bahamas!image

The long road trip has started. Drove over 5 hours and took  a nap here in GA on Friday.


Saturday, and we are off to sea!

Sunday: Our First Fun Day at sea


Project 365: Week 46 September 9, 2012


Enjoying Boomsday on Sunday


Hubby playing games on the iPad with my snuggle bug.


Happy Birthday!!!!!


Playing with my camera settings 😉


My new tattoo. The Tree of Life – Darwin


I never win anything, but this time I did!


Double date night


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. The 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.