Show 706 – Farmhouse AirBNBs

Need a getaway? We’ve got your solution, thanks to two enterprising Alabama farmers — Stephanie Miller of Blount County and Cooper Holmes of Perry County. Through their farmhouse AirBNBs, they offer vacation stays that are truly unplugged and relaxing. Stephanie runs the Cotton Pickin’ Little Farmhouse, while you can find Cooper’s by searching for the Moore – Webb – Holmes Plantation.

Tena Payne has spent her life working clay on a pottery wheel, creating servingware masterpieces. Works from her Earthborn Studios, Inc. have graced restaurant tables from Birmingham, Alabama, to Hong Kong and Amsterdam. Plus, she finds joy in teaching others her craft.

If you’ve driven much around rural Alabama, then you know we boast plenty of pines! But what do all those trees become once they’re harvested? Kevin Worthington gets the answer to that question and many more in this Ask A Farmer with Pike County’s John Deloney, including:

  • Tell me a little about the forestry industry in Alabama?
  • What is your position within the forestry industry?
  • What is the lifecycle of a pine tree?
  • Tell us about the sustainability of pine trees as far as replacing those trees?
  • Most crops are planted in spring and harvested in fall of the same year. How are pine trees different?
  • What kinds of trees of soft woods versus hard wood, and what different uses are there for those?
  • What affect does timber harvesting have on wildlife?

Do you have a question you want to ask a farmer? Email that to us at askafarmer@simplysoutherntv.net. If we use your question on a future episode, we’ll send you a nice gift basket!

What’s the secret ingredient in porcupine meatballs? (No, it’s not porcupines.) Find out from Stacey Little of Southern Bite as he cooks up another surefire crowd-pleaser! Thanks to the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association for sponsoring this segment.

For all the Southern Bite recipes featured on Simply Southern, visit southernbite.com/simply-southern-recipes.

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