Monthly Archives: June 2013

Life on a Blueridge Farm – Finding the Creeper

  If you happen to be a resident of or a traveler to Southwest Virginia one of the must-do activities is a trip down the Virginia Creeper Trail either by foot or bike. The Creeper Trail is a 34 mile … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Life on a Blue Ridge Farm – The Picture

There was a picture on my bedroom wall, a panorama that was never the same. A visual masterpiece that sometimes filled me with wonder, dread, tranquility and adventure. A vision that portrayed everything from the bright sunrise to the blackest … Continue reading

Posted in Observations | Leave a comment

Life on a Blue Ridge Farm – Gettin’ The Cows

Part of my cousin’s after school chores included “gettin’ the cows”. An hour or so before milking time started he made his way into the pasture to round up the herd and drive it slowly but deliberately toward the milk … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Life on a Blue Ridge Farm – Creeks and Crawdads

One of the best sources of hours of enjoyment for me was the creek that bisected the south-end of the property. This small stream bubbled out of the ground on our  property and snaked its way through the pastures into … Continue reading

Posted in Observations | Leave a comment

Life On a Blue Ridge Farm – Arrival

I was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and spent my first three years there. My father decided it was time to move back home and so we packed our small-family belongings and headed back to Abingdon, Virginia. My father was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Home Before the Storm

When a storm comes to the Blue Ridge its approach is heralded long before it arrives. The peals of thunder reverberate off of the mountain slopes in a maestoso performance. If the storm is close and of moderate intensity not … Continue reading

Posted in Observations | Leave a comment

A Balanced Life

Doesn’t exist. Just ask the guy above. Now don’t get me wrong, often our good and bad experiences sometimes average out, but balance is a rare thing. Adapting to limitations and using those adaptations as stepping stones is more of … Continue reading

Posted in Observations | Leave a comment