Category Floyd County

Boys and Behemoth Bubbles

We usually don’t drive the whole way to Columbia MO in one day anymore, so make a regular stop in Ferdinand, Indiana. This year, at our favorite pub in “downtown” Ferdinand, we saw signs announcing HeimaFest that day, in a…

Right to a Nature-Rich Childhood

I happened across this piece I’d written some years back–for Blog Action Day maybe–and thought it might have a place in what used to be the book I was writing and compiling from odd bits here and there that might…

Not Sleeping In

No I’m not sleeping in these days nor have I run out of things to say. You kidding? I just seem to be juggling cats most all the time any more and wondering in years past where I found the time…

Terra Infirma and the Boggy Ox Carts of Floyd

I feel certain that Floyd County of all the Commonwealth’s counties, has more miles of “unimproved” roads than any other. I’m sure I’ve at least heard that stated as fact. You just can’t quite appreciate, with the figure of those…

The Family Farm: This Week’s Final Film

The trailer here points the way for more of what you’ll see–and afterwards, discuss at the Floyd Country Store, perhaps after sharing a pot-luck dinner staring at 6:30. Highly recommended. Take a look at this month’s SustainFloyd Newsletter, or skip straight…

The Ecology of Well-being

Still debriefing from our trip to Missouri and back a short while ago, I have dug out another image from the road. The background was shot from the passenger’s side, going Ann’s interstate speed (which is considerably faster than Fred’s)…

The Buck Stops Here

You’ll note that I have protected the anonymity of the hunter as well as taking the precautionary measure of doing the same to the deer, so as to avoid any legal actions by relatives of the deceased. I can count…

SustainFloyd Solar Home Ramblers Oct 17

Floyd Musicians, Artist and Farmer Welcome Site Visitors! Floyd County is known for its music, art, beautiful farms and sustainable living.  Last year, Floyd was the site for SustainFloyd’s popular Tiny House Tour.  So when the community group decided to…

To Lie Down in Green Pastures

We’ve enjoyed the sunshine this week more than we might have, had not all of last week and most of the week before been so mercilessly gloomy and threatening. Even so, normally I would not have pulled over on Bethlehem…

Hotel Floyd: A Freebie for Stopping By

Have you been to the town of Floyd as a visitor or as a citizen of the county and never set foot in Hotel Floyd? Shame on you. It is an impressive structure (timber frame, which is as typical of…