Category Archives: Floyd County

Not Sleeping In

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 more 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 by SustainFloyd and a lot of great community volunteers. Continue Reading ››

Being, Learning, Serving: Floyd Voluntours

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This is the fourth year that SustainFloyd has hosted a group of spring-breaking students from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Our name for the week is FLEX--the Floyd Experience. The sponsoring organization's name is VOLUNTOURS, a function of         * Via International. The student group is divided into three "teams." Every day there is a "home team" in charge of setting up meals, taking care of livestock at Riverstone where they … Continue Reading ››

Terra Infirma and the Boggy Ox Carts of Floyd

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I feel certain that Floyd County of all the Commonwealth's counties, has more miles of "unimproved" roads than any other. I'm sure I've at least heard that stated as fact. You just can't quite appreciate, with the figure of those many hundreds of miles of so-called gravel, how incredibly unimproved this particular one has become over the past few years of relative neglect. At one point, there was a VDOT station in the county. The workers knew the roads. They knew the people who lived on the … Continue Reading ››

The Buck Stops Here

IMG_4934deerHunter480 You'll note that I have protected the anonymity of the hunter as well as taking the precautionary measure of doing the same to the deer, so as to avoid any legal actions by relatives of the deceased. I can count on the fingers of one hand then number of times we've been surprised by another human voice on our trails. Then, generally, it's a predictable neighbor who has a long tradition of using the "New Road" down from his end of Goose Creek Gorge to access Goose Creek Run for the next … Continue Reading ››

SustainFloyd Solar Home Ramblers Oct 17

Floyd Musicians, Artist and Farmer Welcome Site Visitors!
Musicians play powered by the SustainFloyd Solar Voltzwagon.
Musicians play powered by the SustainFloyd Solar Voltzwagon.
Floyd County is known for its music, art, beautiful farms and sustainable living.  Last year, Floyd was the site for SustainFloyd’s popular Tiny House Tour.  So when the community group decided to invite the public to a solar home tour this Saturday ranging across the County, it only made sense to include some of the area’s best known musicians, an artist and a farmer who have … Continue Reading ››