Our farm has been named “Lone Tree Farm” since One Tree Hill was already taken! The ten acres was part of a large farm before it was donated in the former owner’s will to ETSU. It turned out that our friend and State Farm Insurance agent Laura Ash and her husband bought the land and sold ten smaller plots. We ended up with the property by our acquaintance and favorite Realtor John Tuck from Lenoir City, TN.
This property has a great view of the Smoky Mountains and the Unicoi Mountains and the price was a very good deal compared to other offerings in the area.
Lone Tree Farm was purchased with no utilities or structures and had one single pecan tree near the top of the hill, thus Lone Tree. After a few years the name will no longer fit but hopefully it will be a testament to the progress we had accomplished.
The UT Ag Extension and NCSC representatives came out and made an assessment and are offering advice on farm and soil related matters. They commented that this property is a blank palette with prime farming soil and unlimited potential.