Can’t Stop Dancing ~ #2

Sugar Snap Sunshine Summer

The garden stays in hibernation until the first week of June when our cool nights and shadow-shortened days finally coax growth from seeds in the ground dormant for weeks.

The sugarsnap peas are coming on strong, despite the attempt by an early spring hail storm to beat them back.

And hey–whaddayaknow–finally, a picture of the barn!

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

2 Comments on “Can’t Stop Dancing ~ #2

  1. In my neck of the woods I was late starting the garden. But I’ve already picked egg plant and beans and the tomatoes are ripening well. Cucumbers and okra and peppers and summer squash are coming along. I was too late this year for the real spring crops…Though, as we approach 90 at 9:30am, I envy you your sweet peas and cool mornings.

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