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Our Six Pack

Chickens and more! It normally takes us two weeks to complete an estate sale, but from the very beginning of the Secret Haven account, we have been met with obstacles.   Yet, these obstacles are more like fighting for something you didn’t know you wanted, until it happens.

Lessons Learned

  • Having a homestead is a serious commitment and lives, such as animals and plants depend on you to be there for them.
  • The city has a LOT of ordinances to figure out.
  • The city of Knoxville has a lot of patience with people concerning ordinances. Bravo to them for helping us get this estate straightened out. Though, I miss the birds.

Chickens in Knoxville

  • Yearly permit is required.
  • Chicken coop permit is required from the zoning department.
  • Secret Haven can only have six chickens with a permit.
  • No roosters allowed.
  • Coop has to be at least 10 feet from the property boundary.
  • Chickens can not be on a vacant lot. A house on the lot is required.

Our Six Pack


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Wesley and Colleen Crawford

Colleen Crawford

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I write because I have a lot to say, and City Homestead is my canvas.

I have a few regrets in life, and if I could start life over again, I would have pursued fine arts, learned how to dance, learned the language of music, learned to play the piano, the Native American flute, and never would have tasted sugar.

But the days go by quickly, and then the years fly by. And then I find myself in my 50s and wonder if it is too late to learn all the things that I put on a back burner.

City Homestead, but more importantly, Secret Haven, is a place where I ended up face to face with a challenge to blossom where I am. With that said, I am pursuing the rest of my life with the hope that I can change the course of my life and learn the things I dream of learning.

  • YHWH
  • Art
  • Gardening
  • Music
  • Writing
  • The kudzu jungle overtaking the South

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