Friends Drift Inn 2014 Third Anniversary

Real Life in Appalachia
Joyce Pinson celebrates Friends Drift Inn Enterprises Third Anniversary

Joyce Pinson celebrating Real Life in Appalachia, Friends Drift Inn Recipes, Gardening and Hot Flashes

Moving Forward

Sometimes you just have to stop. It is not quitting, it is just taking a breath and gathering your thoughts. For regular readers of this blog, it meant a long silence at Friends Drift Inn during 2013. Last year I had to make some tough decisions.

I grew a huge heirloom garden and preserved the harvest; over 700 jars are in the pantry! I wanted to cultivate a stronger basis from which to speak to my readers. I strived to be more authentic, sweating in the fields, scorching pans on the stove, swearing as recipes did not perform consistently, and giggling as at long last a home grown meal made it to the table. That endeavor left little time for blogging, but I followed my heart and offer no apologies.

I am still writing feature stories and working on a book. I have a new production crew coming together for the Friends Drift Inn television show, which will be shifted to internet based programming allowing more control over quality and content. As an experiment in logistics for others to follow, I will be growing a market garden this year focusing on heirloom vegetables. I have a film documentary in the works focusing on Appalachian agriculture. There is lots going on beneath my big red hat.

Here is a video of Friends Drift Inn adventures in 2013. 2014 will be a year full of surprises! Hope you will be along to share the giggles!

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About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.