Wooden Wonders at Orlinda Furniture Co.

Orlinda Furniture Co.

Orlinda Furniture Co. produces high-quality furniture with amazing eye appeal, historic significance, durability and comfort.

Kingsport Residents Carve Their Niche for Community Carousel

Kingsport Carousel

Kingsport residents create a lasting legacy for community carousel.

19th Annual Tennessee Farm Bureau Photo Contest


It’s that time of year again! Grab your cameras and start snapping, and send in your photos to the 19th Annual Tennessee Farm Bureau Photo Contest.

DIY: Silk Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs

Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs

Put a fresh spin on dying Easter eggs with old patterned silk ties.

Tennessee Craft Centers Offer Creative Opportunities

Art Guild at Fairfield

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade gives rural Tennessee residents the chance to be creative.

2013 Photo Contest Winner Captures Tennessee Spirit

2013 Photo Contest Winner

Valerie Meadows is the 2013 photo contest winner, with her barn photo that captures Tennessee’s spirit.

DIY: Felt Shingle Trees

DIY Felt Shingle Trees

Learn how to make easy felt shingle trees to decorate your mantle this holiday season.

Quilting America

Barn Quilt

A barn quilt in Johnson City, Tenn., has been chosen to be a part of the American Quilt Trail Redwork Kit.

Wooly Wonders from Good Wool Etc.

Good Wool Etc.

Find creative, handmade wool gifts from Good Wool Etc.

Crafty Pine Cones for the Holidays

Pine Cone Wreath

Easily turn pine cones into festive decor this holiday season.

For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville

For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville

Watch the new documentary, For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville, in its entirety on ABC.com.

Rolling Along at the Rolley Hole Marbles Tournament

Marbles Championship

Marble enthusiasts from all over will gather in September for the annual Rolley Hole Marbles Tournament at Standing Stone State Park in Hilham.

DIY: Placemat Pillows

DIY Placemat Pillows

Learn how to make simple, easy and pretty pillows out of placemats.

Monroe County Girls Learn Vaulting, Gymnastics on Horseback

Monroe County Vaulting Club

Monroe County Vaulting Club in Madisonville balances competition with confidence.

Kingsport Carousel Project Spins On

Watch a video on the progress of the Kingsport Carousel Project and watch for a story in an upcoming issue.

Farm – 2012 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Farm Photo Contest Honorable Mention

Check out the honorable mentions from the Farm category in this year’s Tennessee Farm Bureau Photo Contest.

Tennessee – 2012 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Tennessee Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Get a glimpse of the honorable mentions from the Tennessee category in our 2012 Tennessee Farm Bureau Photo Contest.

2012 Photo Contest Entries That Made Us Smile

Photo Contest Funny Photos

Check out some of the 2012 Tennessee Farm Bureau Photo Contest entries that brightened our day.

Home – 2012 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Photo Contest Home Honorable Mentions

Take a look at some honorable mentions from the Home category in this year’s Tennessee Farm Bureau Photo Contest.

Barnyard Comes Alive in Farm Animal Oil Paintings

Agricultural Artist Sarah Weber in Corryton, Tennessee

Knox County artist Sarah Weber captures life on the farm in oil paintings.

Eagle Reclaimed Lumber Unveils Beautiful Wood From Old Barns

Mike Watson of Eagle Reclaimed Lumber in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Eagle Reclaimed Lumber of Murfreesboro converts dilapidated antique barns into recycled, eye-catching lumber for furniture, flooring and more.

Get a Home & Farm Photo for Your Facebook Profile

Facebook Cover Photos from Tennessee Home & Farm

Looking for a picture to use as a cover photo for your new Facebook profile? We have several beautiful Tennessee photos for you to download and enjoy. Just follow these simple instructions.

Hunting for Hunting Rights?

Planning to hunt wild turkey this spring? An online resource offers a quick and simple way to connect with landowners in your preferred hunting areas.

The Animal Kingdom – 2011 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Photo by Kathy McConkey, Madisonville, TN

View the honorable mentions for the Animal Kingdom category of the 2011 Tennessee Farm Bureau Photo Contest.

Agriculture is Life — 2011 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Photo by Cindy Griggs

View the honorable mentions for the Agriculture is Life category of the 2011 Tennessee Farm Bureau Photo Contest.

Tennessee Gardens — 2011 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Photo by Janis Melbardis, Sevierville, Tenn.

View the honorable mentions for the Tennessee Gardens category of the 2011 Tennessee Farm Bureau Photo Contest.

Signal Mountain Artist Adds Touch of Glass to National Christmas Tree

Susan Parry, Glass Art, Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Signal Mountain glass artist Susan Parry created ornaments for the trees at the nation’s Capitol, as well as wearable art in her home studio.

Photo Contest 2011: Odd Couples

Photo by Mchelle Rogers, Erwin, Tenn.

Readers submitted more than 1,700 photos for this year’s Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation Photo Contest. The winners can be found in the magazine, but these photos of some “odd couples” caught our eyes, too.

Photo Contest Entries That Made Us Smile

Photo by Lydia Spears, Hohenwald, Tenn.

Check out some of our favorite funny snapshots from the 2011 photo contest.

The Banker’s Greed

A local banker has written a suspense novel, set in Tennessee, about a family’s anguish over the kidnapping of a young woman, which appears to be orchestrated by her banker father.

Designing Woman: Chattanooga Artist Ivene Webb’s Wearable Art

Ivene Webb's Wearable Art

Chattanooga artist uses fabric dyes to paint detailed country and farm scenes on shirts and overalls.

Stewart County Woodworker Carves His Niche

Dean Wyatt Wood Creations

Dean Wyatt spends his retirement creating intricately carved wooden toys, which he donates in honor of people in his community.

Carving Artists in Tennessee

Casey Jones Village, Wildlife in Wood Studio, H. Dee Moss

From ice to wood to peach pits, these artists have carved their niche in Tennessee.

Scrapbooking and Spa Service at Petticoat Junction

Petticoat Junction, located in a recently renovated historic home in Normandy, invites women for weekend retreats.

Readers’ Choice Winners of the 2010 Photo Contest

Readers' Choice: First Place, Rural Living

Check out the photo contest winners chosen by our readers during a month of online voting.

Childhood Memories – 2010 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Kids in creek with dog - Childhood Memories Photo Contest Honorable Mention

Freeze tag, honeysuckle and sparklers are but a few of the childhood memories entered in our annual photo contest. These are our favorites.

Tennessee Barns – 2010 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Tennessee Barns - Photo Contest Honorable Mention

From snow scenes and springtime flowers to summer sunsets and fall foliage, our Tennessee Barns category in the 15th annual Tennessee Farm Bureau Photo Contest attracted entries from throughout the year.

Rural Living – 2010 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Rural Living Honorable Mention - laundry line

From a sleepy canoe trip down a tranquil river to an apron-clad mom holding a chicken, these are the photos that we feel epitomize rural living. Animals – both pets and wildlife – seem to pose for the camera, while scenic landscapes make us proud of Tennessee’s rural beauty.

Winners of the 2010 Tennessee Home and Farm Photo Contest

Tennessee Barn in Appalachia - Grand Prize Winner of the 15th annual Tennessee Home and Farm Photo Contest

Announcing the winners of Tennessee Home and Farm magazine’s 15th annual photo contest! The 2010 grand-prize winner came from the Tennessee Barns category.

Ice Carving: How It’s Done

Matt Simonds of La Vergne-based Specialty Ice Carvings can design a sculpture from something as simple as a logo, drawing or photograph.

Ice Carving is a Cool Hobby and Business

Ice-carving Champion Matt Simonds from LaVergne, TN

After a 12-hour day as executive chef, Matt Simonds will often drive to his home in La Vergne, grab a chainsaw and head to the walk-in freezer in his basement.

Christmas Toy Train Show in Nashville

The Annual Toy Train Show

Chugging into Nashville this winter is the 17th Annual Christmas Toy Train Show, which takes place on Saturday, December 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Short Sheet Fabric in Crossville, TN Has Large Selection of Home Decor Materials

Short Sheet Fabric in Crossville TN

Short Sheet Fabric in Crossville features one of the largest selections of home interior fabrics in the state. The shop is housed in an old eight-room school building, with each of the rooms filled with a variety of materials, including cotton prints, upholstery and multipurpose fabrics.

Hunt for Wildlife in Wood at Casey Jones Village

Where can you find every Tennessee game animal imaginable, peacefully coexisting in one room?

Col. Littleton Crafts Quality Leather Gifts

Colonel Littleton, leather

Lynnville, TN is known for Col. Littleton’s heirloom-quality leather products.

Camp Clydesdale Invites Kids to Ride Rare Horses

Lodestar Farm lets kids get up close and personal with a rare breed of horses.

Dulcimer Player Makes Music, Instruments

Mike Clemmer, Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop, dulcimers, music

Talented East Tennessean handcrafts custom dulcimers and hosts live music on his Pickin’ Porch.

Go Gonzo for Gourd Gifts

Maxine Osburn, gourds

Tennessee woman crafts bowls, birdhouses, art and other gifts out of everyday gourds.

Peach Seed Carvings Are Fruitful Hobby

Peach Seed/Peach Pit Artist in Tennessee

Culleoka, TN man carves peach seeds into animal art.

Tennessee Train Show Brings Locomotion Commotion


Model railroading remains popular with hobbyists.

Mountain Artisan Uses Gourds To Create Afro-Lachian Art

Jane Carter Buis gourd mask

Jane Carter Buis expresses her heritage through unique masks, animal figures and decorative pieces made from gourds and wood.

7 Tips on How To Win Our Photo Contest

Photo contest judges share their secrets for success.

Playing With Fire at Brittain Beads

Brittain Beads, jewelry

Teresa Brittain makes glass beads using the lampworked method.

Learn to Float Your Boat at Tennessee Boat School

Karl Weinert opened the Tennessee Boat School in 2004, inviting families, friends and co-workers to come to their 185-acre farm in Big Sandy, TN, and build a boat in a day under the instruction of a seasoned boatwright.

Hockaday Handcrafted Brooms of Selmer

Broom Maker Jack Martin makes Hockaday Handcrafted Brooms in Selmer, Tennessee

Jack Martin learned the art of broom-making from his grandfather, and he still uses tools and techniques from his great-grandfather to create Hockaday Handcrafted Brooms in Selmer.

Rolley Hole Marbles Championship Lets the Good Times Roll

Marbles at the Rolley Hole Marbles Championship

Marbles enthusiasts from all over the world gather each September for the National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship at Standing Stone State Park in Hilham, Tennessee.

A Feel for the Game


David Meador of Nashville, Tennessee is a US Blind Golf Association national champion and member of the Tennessee Golf Foundation Hall of Fame. He tells his story and jokes about shooting a low score with a high handicap.