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We're Dave and Kim Lippy, empty nesters who like to spend our free time enjoying the outdoors. We are retired and live on top of ridge in Western North Carolina.  For us, it is a lifestyle. We backpack, hike, canoe, and bike whenever we get the chance.  Our two kids are truly on their own, and have given us six beautiful g-children, which we really enjoy. For pictures of the same: Our Family Tree

We grow much of our own food and are headed toward a more self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle. It is our desire to become less dependent on [grocery] stores and the grid. We grind grain to bake bread, etc. We enjoy cooking, baking, and experimenting with a variety of recipes. We make favorite, traditional  recipes healthier, tastier, and more frugal by using a wide variety of fresh-ground whole grains. We especially enjoy company, and have lots of it.

In 2008, Dave retired after 38 years as an aerospace engineer with Lockheed Martin  To kick off the retirement years, in 2009 we became known as Mosey & Dulcimer Dave as  we hiked 550 contiguous miles of the Appalachian Trail. To see the adventures we had on the Trail, check out our Appalachian TrailJournal .

Having prepared six months' worth of food (3 meals a day) for this anticipated adventure, Kim became somewhat of an expert on dehyrated food and now enjoys sharing her knowledge in her classes called, "Dehydrating - Beyond Beef Jerky".

Kim is also an avid quilter with quite a backlog of quilts on her to do list.  It's one of her labors of love.  Catch up with Kim at her Facebook site. These are the quilts she's done to date: Kim's Quilts (photos). Kim's Quilts

In 2002, Dave was given a Mountain Dulcimer for his birthday, and it's been a love affair since.  Catch up with David at his Facebook site. David especially enjoys woodworking when life affords him the time.

We're both involved with our church,
Coweeta Baptist, and enjoy serving there.
Our lab, Trekker.  Also known as the "Bow Bunny"
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Dave playing his
Mountain Dulcimer
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We thank God for so  much, for allowing us to live out our lifetime dream of living in the Southern Appalachians.
Pictures of our paddling adventures:
Little Tennesee River
We also have a passion for Folk Music, Appalachian ballads, folklore and Contra Dancing (American Folk Dancing), attending every festival and dance our schedule will allow.  Our Contra Dance Site.
Pretty much sums us up!
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