We are the Greens. Our family hails from two large cities: Chicago, IL., and Los Angeles, CA. Unhappy with the confinement and congestion of city life, we began looking for a change that would take us back to the basics of traditional living.  Our search for a quiet, honest existence brought us to the beautiful state of Tennessee, and it was here we chose to lay down our roots and set to work to create a life bigger than just ourselves.

We have christened our hobby farm Crucible’s Cairn; it stands as a monument to the trials of our past that have shaped us into who we are today.

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But we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; that ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

— 1 Thessalonians 4:10-12

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

— Theodore Roosevelt