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Inside the Bowed Psaltery Maker’s Workshop

Rick Long tells me his mother was a musician and his father was a woodworker.  Although he spent years in road and utility construction, when he and his wife decided he should work from home, Long already had the skills to start his second career.  He’s been using master woodworking skills to construct bowed psalteries […]

Continue Reading By on February 12, 2013 in Appalachia, crafts, education, music, with our own hands, woodworking

Sipping Lavender Lemonade

Does any drink say summer better than lemonade?  I know, we’re all trying to cut out sugars and syrups.  But if I’m going to splurge this summer, I don’t know of anything that tastes better than the lavender lemonade served up by The Parlor. This lemonade kisses you with a flavor that makes you pucker up for more.  We […]

Continue Reading By on June 24, 2011 in Appalachia, Big South Fork, culture, eating better, local, music, sustainable