Nestled deep within the foothills of the Missouri Ozark mountains, our little farm is a nature lover's paradise. Once you leave the paved roads behind, you are very likely to cross paths with deer, Read more...
Nestled deep within the foothills of the Missouri Ozark mountains, our little farm is a nature lover's paradise. Once you leave the paved roads behind, you are very likely to cross paths with deer, turkey, hawks, rabbits, squirrels, foxes, or any number of other wild creatures as you make your way down the gravel roads. We don't have street lights, traffic or obnoxious neighbors to disturb the peace and quiet Mother Nature has to offer.
The area is steeped in American history. During the Civil War, Phelps County was populated with both Northern and Southern sympathizers, often to a violent end. Hi-jacked payroll trains, spies, jay hawkers and the end of the railroad lines, the hills are full of small, well-maintained cemeteries, well-preserved historical buildings, and ghosts of long-dead men and women who helped shape and civilize the land. If you listen closely, it isn't unusual to hear the sound of distant cannons, children laughing, or voices whispering on the wind.
We are a working farm that is committed to growing GMO-free plants without the use of harsh, harmful chemicals. We ethically harvest a variety of native edible and medicinal plants throughout the year, then turn them into natural health and beauty products. We are happy to share our knowledge with anyone interested in learning.
For those wanting a more in-depth, hands-on visit, we offer guided plant-identification and use tours during the Spring and Autumn. We also host small events throughout the year where we teach people forgotten arts like soap and herbal salve making, cooking with native plants, and many other topics pertaining to natural living. All of our events are led by Tamara, a Certified Herbalist. Tranquil Haven Hollow Farm is home to her business Tamara's Herbes. Her specialty is creating herbal health and beauty products created from many of the resources grown on the farm.
When the original farmhouse (built in 1870) decided she'd had enough, we turned the big metal shed into our home. We salvaged as much of the old house as we were able and incorporated it into the construction of our new home. Then, we added a couple of indoor cedar trees and bright splashes of color to give it a bit of personality. We are happy to welcome any of our guests into our home for a cup of coffee or tea, or to browse Tamara's Herbes mini-store.
We do things a bit differently around here. Think Granny Clampett meets the Partridge Family. We grow and process our own food whenever possible. We make our own soap, toothpaste and laundry detergent. We hang our clothes on the line to dry. We don't have cable television or unlimited Wi-Fi. We traded all that in for a never-ending view of the stars, the sound of coyotes howling and birds singing, and an unlimited supply of fresh air. We want to share all of this with you!