in the foothills of Tennessee's Cumberland Mountains lies
a secluded and peaceful valley. Wind your way along the country
road and meander beside the peaceful creeks and branches.
You'll find yourself drifting back in time to a state of mind
that can only be found by being in places like these. As you
travel down the one lane road that leads through this farming
community you'll see hillsides scattered with horses, cattle,
goats, deer, and wild turkey. And if you look close enough
you can also see the remnants of several old homesteads and
fallen barns. It's these bits of history that offer a window
to the past, a place in time when life moved slower, family
stayed closer, and land provided everything you needed to
live a simple healthy life.
One spring day several years ago, the path Sharon and I were
traveling led us to this country road and way of life. We
followed it back into the end of a hollow and found an old
abandoned farm and frame house, a couple leaning barns, and
85 acres of wild and overgrown forest, hills and pastures
and somehow fell in love. We took a deep breath and a giant
leap and have been blowing life back into Butterfly Hollow
These pages are windows into our continuing journeys here.
They're our simple attempt to share with other like minds
the things we might have to offer, as well as connect us with
those that can teach us and lead us further down the path.
"Go with us" as we say here in the south.
- David & Sharon Rasmussen