Saturday, April 2, 2022

Episode 62: The Soul of Food

 Many food related activities happening in Meadows of Dan!

Happy Cooking Hotpad

Sweet memories of cooking, family, adventures and more!

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Episode 61: Why We Are Meadows of Dan

All picture by Beth Almond Ford


Skunk Cabbage!


Mountain weather; Spring is in the air

Running cedar and Easter Lilies

Mayberry Presbyterian Church Ash Wednesday Service

Greater Good website for clothes

River Dance Knitted Shawl by Lauren Rene

Dan River in Meadows of Dan history

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Episode 60: A Curious Encounter

Meadows of Dan News:

Snow, the Super Bowl and Beth's beach vacation.

Huntington Beach State Park


Anna Hyatt Huntington

A visit with the young folks of Holler Creek School at Mayberry Presbyterian Church

Knitting Notions:

EZ PZ Gauge Ruler by CrazyCatLazerDesigns

Today's Topic:

A Curious Encounter

William Least Heat-Moon

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Episode 59: Poems Are Footprints in the Mind

So much poetry!

A special tree, photo by Beth Almond Ford

Trees by Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see 
A poem lovely as a tree. 

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest 
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; 

A tree that looks at God all day, 
And lifts her leafy arms to pray; 

A tree that may in Summer wear 
A nest of robins in her hair; 

Upon whose bosom snow has lain; 
Who intimately lives with rain. 

Poems are made by fools like me, 
But only God can make a tree.

 The poem is in the public domain.

Local Poets Talk at Jessie Peterman Memorial Library in Floyd, Virginia on February 6

Poet Eavan Boland

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Episode 58 - Grandma's Hands

 United States Census will be available to the public on April 1, 2022, depending on COVID affects on the work.

Talking Trees

Old Christmas, 12th night, George and Martha Washington's anniversary.

 Old Christmas Quince episode

Smithsonian Crossroads Exhibit

Meadows of Dan Website

Blanket of Many Stitches

Cascade Blanket Knit-a-long

Bill Withers, Grandma's Hands

Friday, June 11, 2021

Episode 57: The 100 Year Community

 And after a long COVID virus hiatus, we're back, finally, with another episode.

A Little Sweet...

Leslie and a friend invested in an Addi King Express knitting machine

A Little Tart...

Blue Ridge Parkway by Beth Almond Ford

Cabins near Rock Castle by Beth Almond Ford

Leslie has been taking part in a long term project featuring the history of the community where her grandmother grew up. A new project includes a documentary of the region that includes many of the local descendants of Rock Castle inhabitants. Not only is the area full of history, it's a beautiful location for hiking.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Episode 56: Change

 Beth and Leslie talk about the changes they have seen in life on the mountain and beyond because of COVID-19 and other issues of the day. 

A Little Sweet....

Changes at and the knitting community reaction

A Little Tart...

What has been happening in the region and beyond with the "new normal" and how things have been affected. 

A Little Unexpected....

A David Bowie song suggested by Beth.

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