Monday, January 19, 2015

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

First Annual Mid-South Homesteading Conference and Festival a Success -- Thank You!

This past weekend, the first ever annual Mid-South Homesteading Conference and Festival took place and was a great success!

I am so thankful to each and every person who went into making this event possible.

First, I must thank the speakers for their willingness to take time from their busy schedules to share their knowledge with others. I know that everyone who attended the conference walked away with valuable information and new contacts. We all were able to learn from each other, and that is what this conference is all about. Thank you!

I must also thank the participants who came to both the conference and the festival. Their presence was absolutely vital to both events and their input invaluable. Without attendees no conference or festival could take place. It was wonderful to meet so many like-minded people and hear their stories. One couple even drove six hours from Louisiana to attend our festival. Whether they came from near or far, however, the presence of each person was essential. Thank you!

Next I send my thanks to the vendors who came out to the festival to not only sell their wares, but also to share their time and knowledge with festival attendees. Thank you!

Finally, I must thank Jerry and Martha Payne, my grandparents, for generously allowing the use of their land and facilities for both of these events. The vote was unanimous that their place is a beautiful, peaceful location that could not be better suited for such an event. Thank you!

Overall, we could not have asked for a better first event. I don't think I am alone in saying that I am already looking forward to next year!

I hope to see you in 2015!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Registration Instructions

I have received a few questions from people unsure how to register, so I want to share the detailed instructions with you. 

You can register directly from this website by clicking on the "register" tab at the top of the site and then scrolling down to the box labeled "ticket information." From there you simply change the quantity of tickets in the drop-down menu, click the "order now" button, and then continue with check out.

A simpler way to purchase is to go directly to our Eventbrite page by the following link:

There you will see the same "ticket information" box at the top of the page where you can follow the same procedure for changing your ticket quantity, clicking "order now," and checking out.

If you are having trouble registering or are unable to register online, please feel free to contact me via Facebook, email at tiramarfarms(at)gmail(dot)com, via the contact form on the website, or by phone at (area code 901) 592-8048.

Thank you and have a wonderful day! See you in September!

Saturday, June 28, 2014



Thank you for your interest in the Midsouth Homesteading Conference and Festival! We are very thankful for all the wonder vendors, speakers, and attendees who have decided to participate in our event. We are looking forward to a great time in September! 

I have a couple of quick things to share with you:

We have solidified the majority of our conference classes. A full list is included on our schedule page, but some of the class topics include soap making, gardening, chicken keeping, hay production, food preservation, bee keeping, and general self sufficiency skills such as growing year round and using alternative energy. Our hour-by-hour schedule will be available soon!

We have shortened the time for the Conference day and lowered the fee to reflect this change. The conference will now end with lunch rather than go all day. The fee for the conference is now $35 dollars for the early-bird registration and $45 after August 1. Lunch is still included in this price, and children 11 and under can still come free with a parent. We have a wonderful line up of speakers! You do not want to miss this opportunity to gain useful knowledge and skills.

The time for the festival remains the same. However, we felt that it was only fair to lower prices across the board, so we have also lowered the vendor booth fee. Vendor booths are now $25 rather than $35. (Vendors who have already sent payment will be reimbursed for the excess.) There is still room for more, but we are booking up fast so be sure to contact me asap if you want to be a vendor! 

One last thing: I thought you might like to see a picture of the pond at our beautiful venue. 

Lovely, isn't it?

See you in September!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

First Ever Midsouth Homesteading Conference and Festival

The conference dates have been set for September 19th and 20th, 2014. 

This will be a two day event of educational classes, networking opportunities, and FUN for homesteaders, small farmers, and those wanting to live a simpler life in the Midsouth! The first day will feature a variety of classes on several topics by different speakers. The second day will be a festival free and open to the public. This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn and support local sellers. 

Mark your calendars, buy your conference tickets, and come on out and join the fun!