Rivers and Streams

If you’re searching for acreage with water, you may have wondered what the differences are between streams, creeks, brooks and springs. These terms often are used interchangeably.  Let’s “explore” their exact meanings, including how they are formed, and in what ways,...

Waterwheels

Something is mesmerizing about a water wheel at work. They are fascinating pieces of machinery that date back to at least the 1st century B.C. These wheelhouse wheels were probably the first method of creating mechanical energy that replaced humans and animals....

Up In Smoke

It’s that time of year when falling leaves and cold drafts lead to thoughts of a crackling fire in the fireplace.  If you have a working fireplace and don’t already have a pile of wood outside, seasoned and ready to go, then it’s high time you located some. There are...

Wildlife in Middle Tennessee

While driving through a large tract of undeveloped property in the Rockdale area of Lewis County last week, I became aware of some movement in the brush.  Very curious to see what this might be, I slowed down to get a better look. Just as I did, a bobcat sprang out,...

Taxes

One of the questions I get asked most often by prospective buyers is, “How much will the property tax be on this land?” While the answer depends on what county in Tennessee the land is in, the process in calculating the tax is pretty easy. To begin, we must use four...

Wind Energy

Air is constantly on the move. In some areas of the country, it provides a highly reliable wind1source of mechanical energy. Fortunately, humans have invented an astonishing array of devices that can harness the power of the wind and put it to practical use. Wind...

Watersheds

Last February, the Tennessee Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation began erecting watershed 2watershed signs along highways. This watershed awareness program has been in place in many other states to...

Going Off The Grid

On a typical morning, we wake up and flip on the lights and crank up the heat. We start the coffee maker and turn on the hot water for a shower. We check our email and do a power line multitude of other tasks that require electricity.  The vast majority of us take it...

Where the Critters Play!

Where DO the critters play? Often those who plan to move to the country have dreams of deer, squirrels, all sorts of birds, fox, raccoons, eagles, etc. as being a part of where they live. I love to help folks purchase a dream property – a getaway – out in the country...
Rivers and Streams

Rivers and Streams

If you’re searching for acreage with water, you may have wondered what the differences are between streams, creeks, brooks and springs. These terms often are used interchangeably.  Let’s “explore” their exact meanings, including how they are formed, and in what ways,...

Waterwheels

Waterwheels

Something is mesmerizing about a water wheel at work. They are fascinating pieces of machinery that date back to at least the 1st century B.C. These wheelhouse wheels were probably the first method of creating mechanical energy that replaced humans and animals....

Up In Smoke

Up In Smoke

It’s that time of year when falling leaves and cold drafts lead to thoughts of a crackling fire in the fireplace.  If you have a working fireplace and don’t already have a pile of wood outside, seasoned and ready to go, then it’s high time you located some. There are...

Wildlife in Middle Tennessee

Wildlife in Middle Tennessee

While driving through a large tract of undeveloped property in the Rockdale area of Lewis County last week, I became aware of some movement in the brush.  Very curious to see what this might be, I slowed down to get a better look. Just as I did, a bobcat sprang out,...