Hot One: Heading Out

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I’m needed in the garden to plant some more beans, hoe weeds and tidy up before the sun gets over the east ridge.

Later in the day, I’ll be considering joining Gandy in a Creek Flop.

Tis the season. Soldier on.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Hot One: Heading Out”

  1. Planting beans and hoeing weeds beats shoveling snow any day, Fred. Enjoy your flop in the creek with Gandy. 🙂

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