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Start Your Engines

Published: October 6, 2013 in Listen

In my southern Appalachian orchard, summer slips into fall like a hand thrust into a well worn glove. Reading on the porch at dusk, I pull on a sweater and squint in fading light before […]

Treasure Hunting

Published: July 29, 2012 in Farm Life, Food & Drink, Inspiration, Listen

Life on an apple farm contains daily treasures. From the summer morning mist that rolls up the Old Orchard from Rock House Creek to fat, sugar filled fruit pulling branches low to the ground, tiny […]

Start a Conversation

Published: June 6, 2012 in Farm Life, Food & Drink, Listen

“You start with the mother” says Nick Pihakis of Jim N’ Nicks BBQ. Based near Birmingham, this 28 location purveyor of made from scratch Q and sides is all about doing things “the way they […]

All Together Now

Published: December 16, 2011 in Listen

Dad’s Jerusalem Artichoke Relish was a team effort—we dug the knobby tubers in late fall and scrubbed off the sticky red clay. Then the whole family set in chopping. We packed pint jars full of […]

Why Not In My Back Yard?

Published: October 6, 2011 in Farm Life, Listen

We grow azaleas and dogwoods. We’re passionate about closely trimmed lawns. Some of us even grow tomatoes and beans. So why aren’t fruit trees part of the American garden palate? My husband and I love […]

Apple Heaven

Published: September 8, 2011 in Listen

Last month I went to heaven, apple heaven that is. My pilgrimage to Brogdale in Faversham, Kent, was an apple lover’s dream. The southern England climate is ideal for fruit growing, and I wandered among […]

Where Your Passion Will Take You

Published: September 1, 2011 in Inspiration, Listen

RevPeyton@FRC Who knew that apples and cider would connect me to the creative musicians behind Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band? As a sideline to his Floyd Fest filming, Todd Godbout and MyJoogTV visited Foggy Ridge […]