Dutch-oven Cooking

by Catherine Lugo 0

A Little Bit of History The casserole bubbles invitingly, the coals underneath glow brightly as the aroma fills the air around the campfire. Your mouth…

The Fine Art of Moonshine

by Catherine Lugo 0

It was a simpler time, before railroads were built or the coal industry and tourism began to change the landscape. Back then, existence was all…

Snake Lore

by Catherine Lugo 0

Words like cold-blooded, venomous, slithery and cunning come to mind.  Not very many living creatures hold such a place of respect, awe and downright fear…

Gardening by the Moon

by Catherine Lugo 0

       "Go forth under the open sky, and list to Nature’s teachings." William Cullen Bryant, American poet, (1794-1878)      "That’s one small step for…

Basket-making Basics

by Catherine Lugo 0

Basketry: possibly the oldest of human crafts.  It is time-honored, it is revered, it is respected, and still, it has the power to excite and…

Mountain Men

by Catherine Lugo 0

Who were the mountain men? They were America's original survivalists. They were the pathfinders of yore, lovers of nature, and fiercely independent. They lived and…