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Where Traditional Practices & Folkways Endure



Apple Butter Season

We got a generous taste of early winter over the past few days.   A strong storm front moved into our area on Halloween (Thursday, October 31) carried by strong, gusty winds that descended Cave Mountain and stripped away the remaining… Continue Reading →

Autumn Glory

Over the past month, I have been working hard to get everything ready for winter.  Barb hasn’t been able to help due to her recent surgery and hospitalization, although she has recovered significantly over the past two-plus weeks.  Throughout that… Continue Reading →

How To Identify A Native West Virginian

As you probably know (from many of my prior website postings), I was born and raised in New Hampshire.  Although I’m not a native West Virginian, a true native West Virginian once confused me for being one because we shared… Continue Reading →

Fall In

All I can say is, what a wonderfully delightful summer we’ve enjoyed in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia!  As autumn enters the stage, I can look back at the past spring and fall and appreciate all the pleasant weather… Continue Reading →


An important aspect of our can-do self-reliant lifestyle is preserving food from our garden for the winter months.  Doing so extends the summer cost of living benefit we receive by eating the vegetables we grow in our garden rather than… Continue Reading →


Earlier this week, I was talking with a good friend about all the things we routinely did for ourselves when we were growing up that very few people seem to do anymore.  When we were young, it wasn’t uncommon for… Continue Reading →

Haying Season

I’m sorry for the long delay in my postings on our farm website, but we were experiencing technical difficulties in retrieving photos from our cell phone.  It took us many trials and errors to convince our phone that it could… Continue Reading →

Our Mischievous Goats

Although we do not yet have what I would consider to be extensive experience with goats, we have learned a lot about their behavior.  Our Dairy Goats are generally easy to work with and very docile.  However, they do have… Continue Reading →

Another Fair Showing

This year marked the 99th consecutive Tri-County Fair in Petersburg.  Although it remains small, it is well attended and served by local residents in Grant, Hardy, and Pendleton Counties.  Once again, we participated extensively in the fair, serving as the… Continue Reading →

Catchin’ Up

Whew!  It has been a hectic month for us, which is why I left such a gap in our regular website posts.  Barb and I have been working on so many projects that we’ve barely been able to keep up… Continue Reading →

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