Tag Archives: Floyd Va

Seven Springs Farm

I have been told that Seven Springs Farm was a great source of organic farming supplies ever since I moved to Floyd, but I could never seem to locate the place. This weekend, Gretchen and I got directions from a … Continue reading

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GPS units are not quite ready for prime time in Floyd

I have seen GPS units work well in many areas of the country but I have heard reports that they are unreliable guides in Floyd County. Today one of my customers drove from Ferrum College to my shop in Floyd … Continue reading

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We Appreciate Simple Pleasures in Hard Times

18 degrees-1 web It's 18 degrees outside and the wind is picking up, so the chill factor is probably 8 degrees. The weather in Floyd today is brisk.

Fortunately, we decided a long time ago that we would install one of those new-fangled wood burning stoves with an outside air feed. Our medium-sized wood stove keeps our 1650 sq ft house comfortably warm with no other heat sources except for tiny bathroom heaters in the remote ends of the house.

Our 3 1/2 acre property supplies enough oak firewood that we do not expect to need any other fuel source  for the next four years. Our winter fuel costs include chainsaw parts, gasoline, and bar oil but not much more.

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Honoring family heroes

Owen Joyce is a ninth generation descendant of Private George Sowers, who fought in the American Revolution. Owen recently attended a re-dedication ceremony at George Sower's grave site in Floyd. After quietly observing the placing of flags beside the headstone, … Continue reading

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