Paul and Tricia Ferrell moved to Western Kentucky in the spring of 1974. They married and soon bought 100 acres of hills and hollers known as “no man’s land” by the locals from 16 grandchildren that had inherited the property. Next, they cleared a homestead, planted an orchard and began construction on a passive solar home. They grow their food organically and raise veggies in the winter in their high tunnel greenhouse. Their two children Katrina and Nathan are now grown and pursuing professional lives of their own in California.
Behind the studios next to the bamboo grove is the Garden of Life Spa and Moon Bunny Gallery featuring the work of Tracie Griffith Tso, Chinese brush painter extraordinaire. Her paintings on rice paper and on her pottery are done in the traditional style, specializing in spontaneous flower-bird painting. Her work brims with vitality and joy. Tricia, a licensed massage therapist uses the Spa for therapeutic massage, yoga class, and energy balancing.
Tricia has raised Arabian horses on the farm since 1983. There is also a small herd of mini horses and goats- just for fun and the kids!
Paul and Tricia also indulge in other interesting activities. The current project is a 1931 Chevy sedan restored named Henry.