Outstanding in Our Field

No body home but us ruminants. Nothing to see here. Move along.

This is the 6 x 8 card that got away. I really didn’t intend to use it, but figured I could get a rise out of the wife, who already condemns me for “making people want to move here” by posting kind words and pleasant images. As if…

So this one will only be for local consumption, and it’s only about the grass here, understand. The landscape is brutal, the scenery is depressing, the lifestyle hectic and the people hostile.

That should make her happy. Ya think?

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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.

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  1. What a hoot. Cows telling us wannabees to move along, nothing here to see. The wife should get a kick out of it.

  2. Sure Fred !!
    Don’t worry…. it’s tooo far from the nearest supermarket and McDonald’s….. I cannot live there……… and it is certainly more than 6 miles from work, one way. 🙂

    Have no fear…. your nearest neighbors will still be the trees, and cows.

    Take care