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Horses under a tree in Jefferson County Florida

All posts by Tami Lewis

Tami Lester, along with her husband, own Twelve Oaks Farm in Monticello, Florida where she works with Equine Assisted Learning and Life Coaching. As a facilitator, Tami conducts workshops throughout the year empowering individuals to live more joyous lives. Working with the American Mustang became a passion and Tami created modified training techniques specifically for wild horses. She wrote and published, “Overcoming the Fear Factor: The Guide for Training Wild Horses.” Her website is Twelve Oaks Farm.

Girlfriend Getaway to Charming Monticello

Posted: March 5, 2019
Local Venues

Girlfriends on a Getaway in Historic Monticello

With four historic Bed & Breakfast Inns located in the center of the historic district, Monticello, Florida is a great destination for a quick girlfriends’ get-away. Relax on vast verandas, sipping afternoon tea, or something stronger. …Read more


From Sea to Tree – Jefferson County Florida is a Birder’s Paradise

Posted: January 23, 2019
Eco-Tourism

Photo of egrets by the Mayhaw Pond at Golden Acres Ranch

In the world of ornithology, the scientific study of birds, I would be considered a birdwatcher since I enjoy watching the wild birds on my property. My sister, however, is considered a birder, or someone who has made a hobby out of bird watching, bird listing or other activities involving bird life. Since moving to … Read More


Connecting Families Around the Dinner Table

Posted: December 5, 2018
Local Venues

Family gathered at the table for a photograph

Famous throughout the south for their fresh, custom-cut meats, a trip to Johnston’s Meat Market is a trip back in time. Still serving visitors, sportsmen and local folks since 1926, this landmark is hard to miss just west of the Courthouse roundabout on Hwy. 90. This Old-Fashioned Country Store sign reads, “Enter as strangers, leave as friends,” and it’s true. …Read more


Legendary Walking Tour of Monticello Turns Ghostly

Posted: November 10, 2018
Local Venues

One of our annual, October events is a walking tour of Monticello, the “South’s Most Haunted Small Town” It’s called ‘Haunted Tales and Ghostly Trails. …Read more