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 moreÂ and wondering in years past where I found the time to spend filling this page with dog and snake stories, grampa tales and avuncular pronouncements about things environmental.
Below: some of what I’ve been up to by way of a “story” I created (with a few images also from Andy M) from Saturday’s Floyd Market Breakfast, organized and made to happen byÂ SustainFloyd and a lot of great community volunteers.
Money made above costs will go to support the market operations, promotion and maintenance, and we ALL benefit!
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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.
Lovely photo essay!