Welcome to Lynchburg, Tennessee —
Home to the world-renowned Jack Daniel’s Distillery and the Meat + Three family! We love our simple life here in the hollow and have a desire to share all of the goodness that we’ve learned out here in the sticks. From easy, tasty recipes to fun giveaways, we are excited to share the fun with y’all!
First, let me introduce myself. I’m Shelly Maynard, creator of Meat + Three. Nestled in the rolling hills of south central Tennessee, Lynchburg has front-porch charm that will make you want to sit a spell or two — and plant your roots.
I haven’t always lived in this southern paradise. I was born and raised until age 14 on some of the flattest land known to man in south-central Illinois. I lived in a village of only 800 people. Small town life has always been in my blood and I’ve never had a desire to change that. In 1998, my family packed up, headed for Alabama, and ended up staying in Tennessee. I found my place here in God’s Country — and this is where I plan on staying.
I am married to my best friend, Patrick, and together, we have three children — Isaiah (17), Aidan (15), and an angel baby (July 5th, 2017). We enjoy spending Friday nights at the football field under the lights, relaxing on the front porch, and spending time working on our five-acre homestead.
When my husband and I first began our lives together, we were living a truly modern life. Our meals were prepackaged or fast food and if we did cook at home, they were bland. We often laugh about how the only two spices we had in our cabinets were salt and pepper. Today, we have an entire shelf devoted to an assortment of spices that are used on a regular basis. We still enjoy a dinner out from time to time but have developed a deep appreciation for a home-cooked meal.
From the time I was a youngin’, I never really had big, flashy dreams. They revolved around having the basic comforts of life (clothing, food, and shelter), a loving husband, kids, and good health. Today, those are my most valuable assets and I couldn’t think of having any other kind of life. I appreciate the little things and believe that hard work is the only path to true success.
To many, my simple way of life is dull and uneventful; however, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I hope to inspire others and educate through my blog!
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