People Who Once Lived Here

The acreage above our house is full of old homeplaces. There were a few that were still inhabited when Pap was a boy. I loved to hear his tales about people who called the place home and was always mesmerized by the thought of families living in a place I’d only known as wilderness. The photo above is the closest old homeplace to our house. It’s a quick walk along the ridge that our house is built on. Just as…

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Stamey Creek

Today’s post was written by Chitter. Stamey Creek What is it that makes Appalachians so tied to their land? Is…

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Honey and Peas

My grandpa on my daddy’s side was pretty elderly by the time I came along. I don’t think he actually…

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Gathering Rich Pine

Today’s post was written by The Deer Hunter. Bundle of freshly gathered rich pine As a lifelong hunter and outdoorsman,…

Appalachia Homeplace

My Mama was a Quilter

“My Mama was a quilter. Her quilts are treasures. Treasures filled with memories: I remember her choosing chicken feed by…

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Appalachia Christmas

December Feels

December feels fresh greenery on the porch and in the house the smell of woodsmoke every time I go outside…