The Macon Farm is the historical homeplace of Temi’s maternal grandparents, Edith and Franz Macon. It is 270 acres of farmland and forest in the North Carolina Piedmont. The Macons were among the first Quakers to settle along the Deep River in Randolph County, North Carolina in the 1700s.
Fun fact: In 1841, the state of North Carolina granted a charter to the Union Academy, a private institute founded by Methodists and Quakers in Randolph County. This would eventually become Duke University. The president of the Union Academy was Braxton Craven, a distant relative of Temi's, who was born on a neighboring farm. Learn more about this history from the Duke University archives: Duke University, A Brief Narrative History.
The Macon Farm has its own site on I-Naturalist, where observers can record species of trees, plants, and animals they see on the farm. The purpose is to document how much biodiversity is destroyed whenever lands are clear-cut logged in North Carolina. For more information about iNaturalist's Macon Farm project, please visit their website.