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J

ohn and Diane Vogt fled Chicago
about 30 years ago for the mountains of northeast Tennessee, tagging along three children, then
ages 2, 5 and 8.
"We just wanted a different way to raise
the kids," says Diane Vogt, 65.
This family lived near Milligan College
for a couple of years then bought their
Storybrook Farm at Jonesborough, Tennessee, in the early 1990s, homeschooling
their children, landscaping the property
and building a couple houses, all a little
bit at a time.
"In Michigan and Wisconsin, I just
always worked on farms, lived on farms,"
John Vogt says. "Basically, I just love looking at open space."
Storybrook Farm Bed & Breakfast (423262-7995) opened to overnight guests in
2011.
Today, John, 66, is the breakfast chef,
serving German pancakes with peaches
from his orchard. "And it's like eating a
big peach pie with a sponge cake," he says
with a hearty laugh.
The Vogts named their 25-acre farm
"Story" in honor of the National Storytelling Festival, held on the first weekend of each October at Jonesborough.
That gathering coincides with a variety of

TENNESSEE
natural fall color at the Storybrook Farm-
"orange, red, yellow, deep purplish," Diane Vogt says. "And then our trees in the
woods all turn colors."
This farm includes a chicken house,
where the Vogts collect eggs for their
breakfasts, plus a couple of well-loved
mascots: a horse named Chase and a llama called Christian.
Guests can also discover the fruits of
this land and sample what's ripe, says a
smiling Diane. "Sometimes people will
go walking, and they'll say 'Oh, blueberries.' So it's more like an agri-tourism-type
thing than a working farm."

FARM & STAY: Storybrook Farm Bed &

Breakfast, Jonesborough, storybrookfarmtn.
com. Includes three luxurious rooms.

DO: Fruit orchards and animals on site;
walk among gardens.
EATS: Breakfast served at farm. Lunch

at Boone Street Market, 423-753-4722,
Jonesborough.

ABOVE RIGHT: Poultry
are a part of the Storybrook
Farm in Jonesborough.
ABOVE LEFT: Storybrook
Farm features a handsomely
decorated home with a piano
and three guest rooms.
LEFT: Diane Vogt visits
Christian the Llama.

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