Category Floyd County

Floyd County: Times Past #4

[Part four of five] There was at best a primitive road through the creek bed beyond the three bridges, and the same along the source headwaters of Goose Creek at the time of the Civil War. Consequently, given its isolation and…

Floyd County: Times Past #3

…The landmass known today as Floyd County lies not far in miles from this Great Valley of Western migration approximately following the route of Interstate 81 and Highway 11. Primitive forts were established along the headwaters of the Roanoke River,…

Floyd County: Times Past #2

I am gathering my thoughts to describe our local habitat, as a way of sharing the source of my sense of place with readers of this book that I may eventually put between covers. I’m having to do it all…

Floyd County: Times Past

I am writing for my book (A Floyd County Almanac) about the geography and early settlement of this part of Floyd County. I’m finding it hard not to get lost following the trail of fragmentary histories that give little mention…

HomeGrown in Floyd

Alert! Top Tomato Contest in Floyd this weekend at The Community Market at the Station. Click the image for larger version of the poster. Get your maters ready. Alert! For the first time today, the SustainFloyd Refrigerated Truck will be…

To Market To Market

We’re expecting (maybe) a good soaking rain on Friday, then a cool, fall-like day for the Market Breakfast in Floyd. Good food, old and new friends, the smell of Red Rooster coffee and autumn in the air! What’s not to…

FloydFested

At this rate, I’ll be back to my high school weight by Sunday. Lost several pounds at FloydFest yesterday, in spite of the easy availability of fluids on the site. I was very happy to know I did not have…

Aging Gracefully: Old Churches #4

I don’t know anything about this church except its location. It once was on my way to work. It hasn’t moved. I just don’t travel those roads anymore. Near the intersection of Route 8 and Union Valley Road in Riner,…

Grow with SustainFloyd ~ Become a Member

Finally, this local “social-benefit organization” (a more apt and positive description than “non-profit” emphasis on the negative) is ready to bring more of Floyd County’s and southwest Virginia’s and the Earth’s good people on board to participate with the localization…

FloydFest Outdoors!

I confess I did not know that the FloydFest Outdoors tent existed. I think it only came into being last year. It evolved with the realization that many visitors come to the area for the music, but that at least…

Videos are Verbs

I just got our first “real” video camera yesterday–a lower-end prosumer model Handycam from Sony. And I had to tell myself this morning after hours of frustration: “Think about all the things you do fairly well now, and without a…