Category Archives: family

And Here We Are Almost Three Years Later.

Nelson County, Virginia Back in April of 2020 I wrote a post here right here called, Keep The Fire Burning : Why A Hug, A Handshake & Friends Matter Now More Than Ever My opening paragraph in that post was … Continue reading

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How I Became Friends With The Late Earl Hamner, Jr – Creator Of The Waltons

Nelson County, Virginia Back in 2005 when we started a printed magazine here in the Blue Ridge of Virginia, Earl Hamner was in his early 80s and very much alive. A local director, Peter Coy, was in the process of … Continue reading

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Downing Of The Lights

Bryant, Virginia It’s always a bittersweet time of the year. After weeks of holiday feels, starting back with Thanksgiving, it finally ends in early to mid January. This year we decided to keep the outdoor lights up until just after … Continue reading

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A Chicken Funeral

  Nelson County, Virginia Once laying hens get old, usually about 3-4 years, they stop laying. On a farm they’ve served their purpose and lived a pretty good life, especially if they are able to get to pasture like ours … Continue reading

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It’s Not The Same. But It’s Still Great!

Somewhere On The Bay For 13 years we’ve been coming to this spot on the Chesapeake Bay. Summer calls you here after those long, cold and dark winter days. We gave it a test run one year in the October … Continue reading

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