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By Billy Joe Fudge
Growing up on "The Ridge" was a North Woods experience for me.
In the cracks of time between milking, feeding the cattle and the wood stoves, I often trekked the wooded hills and hollows of The Great Wooded South during times exactly like this.
I still remember taking shelter 'neath monstrous Red Cedars with snow and ice-ladened limbs drooping to touch the ground. The resulting caves with dry, soft, needle-carpeted floors still warm both body and soul till this day.
Journeys across Rock Lick to Byrd Ridge and down headwater streams running flush between ice and snow covered rocks on their way to form Petitt's Fork as they converged in the Flatwoods were journeys that I still take each Winter Season.
How one can lament this most beautiful, exciting time of year is completely beyond me!
I have always been and remain enamored with this place, this culture, and this unique ecosystem which we call home, The Great Wooded South. - Billy Joe Fudge
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