This solid old barn was built by the Boones not long after the Civil War. Fred First and his wife live in the renovated two story house, a home that after more than a hundred years in place, "still holds good ghosts." Fred says of this remote and peaceful spot, "how could I not write about it?" His Floyd County memoir, Slow Road Home, is available widely in the town of Floyd and all along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Fred now ownes this original pen and ink. Prints are available and can be purchased at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd, Va.