Just One Person

Real Life in Appalachia

Joyce Pinson, writer, TV personality, heirloom gardener, home cook, food preservationist, author


Catching up on Real Life – A Baby Boomer In Appalachia

I have missed you. I have missed taking a few minutes to tell you what is on my mind and share with you a glimpse into contemporary life in Appalachia. Forgive me readers, it has been several months since my last post.

The thing is I am just one person. Friends Drift Inn is in transition; and the growing pains hurt.

Right now I am working on a book proposal, and have the beginnings of a documentary film under construction. Not to mention over an acre of heirloom garden, twenty four chickens, a bee hive, and a kitchen table covered up with briar berries for canning.

There are mud tracks across my ballroom. There are 72 jars of jam and jelly sitting on my kitchen counters waiting to be placed in the pantry. I have paper plates scattered around drying heirloom seeds for next year’s crops. It is time to start the seedlings for fall planting. I have been travelling and hanging with chefs, but have not had the time to write about it. My laundry is piled higher than the mountains I look upon every day. That is real life here in the barn and I would not have it any other way.

Over the next few weeks, I am going to try to get the book proposal finished up and freshen up this blog. Follow me at Friends Drift Inn Kitchen as I regroup, reorganize, and re-energize. Life is hectic. Life is good.

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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.