Abingdon: Meet the Locals [Neal Reid]

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Can I tell you something? I just love meeting these local super heroes more and more. Each week I learn another tidbit about how incredible nature is. Nature takes care of itself, we only need to guide it. Every bit of bounteous beauty contained in this world…it’d be impossible to see it all in a single […]

Abingdon: Meet the Locals [Wolf Farm]

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Growing up I never quite understood why my Mom was so drawn to gardening. She’d be out there in the summer under the hot sun and I’d think she was crazy. “They’re just plants. We don’t need them.” But we did, you see. My love of nature and of the outdoors comes from walks with […]

Abingdon: Meet the Locals [the Fosters]

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Loyalty is a word that comes to mind when I think local. So is tradition and commitment. The simple act of nurturing something until it contributes to a meal and a moment in time is beautiful. And doing it with a sense of humor only makes life more fruitful…see what I did there? Meet Charlie, […]

Abingdon: Meet the Locals [Lillian Minix]

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Meet Lillian Minix, owner of Lillian Minix Pyrography. What does py-rog-ra-phy mean? “the art or technique of decorating wood or leather by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point”. But Lillian goes further than simply wood and leather. She also uses bones to create stunning works of art with burning techniques, […]