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Highland County Generational Farmers – Dorothy Stephenson

Highland County Generational Farmers – Dorothy Stephenson

*I recently sat down with Dorothy Stephenson to discuss being a young generational agriculturalist. This is the fourth installment of a four-part series on the subject: Generational Farming in Highland County.*  Dorothy Stephenson is among the sixth generation to...

Highland County Generational Farmers – Christian Brock

Highland County Generational Farmers – Christian Brock

*I recently sat down with Christian Brock to discuss being a young generational agriculturalist. This is the third installment of a four-part series on the subject: Generational Farming in Highland County.*  Christian Brock is the fifth generation on the Brock Farm,...

Highland County Generational Farmers: Tabitha Hiner Ulmer

Highland County Generational Farmers: Tabitha Hiner Ulmer

*I recently sat down with Tabitha Hiner Ulmer to discuss being a young generational agriculturalist. This is the second installment of a four-part series on the subject of Highland County Generational Farmers.*  Tabitha Hiner Ulmer is the fourth generation on the...

Highland County Generational Farmers: Carly Thomas

Highland County Generational Farmers: Carly Thomas

** This is the first post of a four-part series on Highland County Generational Farmers. Throughout this series, you’re going to meet some of Highland County’s generational farmers and get a glimpse into the blood, sweat, and tears that went into establishing Highland...

Highland County: in the Eyes of our 2022 Maple Queen

Highland County: in the Eyes of our 2022 Maple Queen

Hello, my name is Carly Thomas! I am 17 years old, a senior at Highland High School, and a lover of all things Highland. Devoted readers of this blog just might remember me from some of my previous posts!  On February 26th, I was crowned the 2022 Highland County Maple...

Nine Sweet Spots to Stroll

Nine Sweet Spots to Stroll

Those of us who live in Highland know things casual visitors don’t. Things like where to buy fresh-caught oysters at Christmas time, or what’s the best route to follow during Maple Festival to avoid crowds, or where to walk if you want shade, sheep, or show-stopping...

Creative Learning in a Tranquil Environment

Creative Learning in a Tranquil Environment

Developing the headline for the Highland Arts Academy was an easy task. Visitors to our county remark first on the scenic beauty and then the peaceful, slower pace of life you experience in this rural environment. The Highland County Arts Council recognized these...

6 Reasons Why Growing Up in Highland Strengthens Youth

6 Reasons Why Growing Up in Highland Strengthens Youth

Imagine growing up in a small county with a population of 2,204 people, whose median age is 59.3. People know your name, your children’s names, your grandparent’s name, even your great-grandparents’ name, and how almost everyone is related. Even though everyone knows...

Simplifying the Not-So-Simple Life

Simplifying the Not-So-Simple Life

Post Sponsored by: Editor's Note: All photos are by local photographer Annette Naber, owner of Emerald Mountain Sanctuary and fellow Highland County blogger. To read more of Annette's work, visit her blog, "Beauty Along the Road."   When my husband and I decided...