Category Floyd County

In Green Pastures

Also on Wednesday’s forced-march to town for the makings of s’mores and hot dogs, I stopped the car in the middle of the road (this is something you can do in Floyd County in most places) and snapped this image,…

TEDx Floyd April 27, 2013

In one sense, it was an unlikely feat to pull together and produce an independently organized TED event in our tiny community. But really, considering the fabric of Floyd, it is no marvel that with the talent and experience and…

Floyd Community Market: On the Map

You really can’t complain about not being able to find your way around the Greater Floyd Metropolitan area.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for within a couple hundred yards from the one and only light, you probably don’t…

Start It at the Market

Start your Saturday in Floyd with buckwheat pancakes, homemade music, and conversation (guaranteed fresh, not from concentrate, locally grown)–not to mention Red Rooster Coffee. If you’ve not been to a “market breakfast” organized (as much as possible) and offered by…

When Push Comes to Shove Us

The Fabric of Floyd: TEDx in Floyd, Virginia  April 27 Crunch time. Very structured crunch time–number of minutes, format, four cameras shooting simultaneously, most all aspects of this multiple-local-speaker event are guided by the TED requirements. And that’s probably a…

What Slow Road?

Involvements/Participation in the Calendar Just Ahead > aka Life in Floyd’s Slow Lane. If you’re in Floyd with nothing to do, there may be an answer to that. Here are some things to keep boredom at bay: Lesser events and/or…

All Washed Up. Or Out.

It has not been a quiet week at Lake Wobegon–or at Goose Creek. Ann walked the last mile from town yesterday. A very large, very dead hemlock had fallen across the road; another fell as we approached. The car beyond…

Musical Floyd: No, Not Just THAT Music!

No doubt, when it comes to an insider collective identity and an outsider cultural “brand” for Floyd, it is the music within the county and town boundaries that are at the top of the list of “what Floyd’s about.” When…

Let Doug Be Doug

Doug Thompson, as some of you know from FaceBook, has been moved out of neuro-intensive care — although he is still on the neuro floor. He is no longer on the feeding tube, and is able to eat thickened liquids.…

That Old House

Our place, the first time we saw it, didn’t look much more solid than this place does. We drive past it on our way home by way of Stonewall Road. The first time we saw it 13 years ago, we…

Floyd County: Times Past #5

By the turn of the 20th century, Goose Creek was home to an established community of hardscrabble farmers, our level five acres being one of very few tillable plots in this deep cold valley. Watermelons were grown on nearby land…