Home Sweet Mountain Heaven

In the remote mountains of western Virginia, there is a place… A place where you can see a little farther, breathe a little deeper, work more calmly, and relax more often.

This privately-owned blog, “Highland County VA,” is devoted to that place – its community, its history, its attractions, its beauty, and its blessings.

Home Sweet Mountain Heaven

In the remote mountains of western Virginia, there is a place… A place where you can see a little farther, breathe a little deeper, work more calmly, and relax more often.

This privately-owned blog, “Highland County VA,” is devoted to that place – its community, its history, its attractions, its beauty, and its blessings.

Fall 2022 Leaf Report – Round 3

Fall 2022 Leaf Report – Round 2

Fall 2022 Leaf Report – Round 1

Highland County Generational Farmers – Dorothy Stephenson

Highland County Generational Farmers – Christian Brock

Living Here

Fall 2022 Leaf Report – Round 3

Fall 2022 Leaf Report – Round 3

Our vibrant leaves are slowly surrendering, lazily melting off the limbs and finding their winter resting place on the forest floor.  With all the foliage on the ground, its even easier to hear the sound of a scurrying chipmunk or the graceful, cautious steps of a...

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Fall 2022 Leaf Report – Round 2

Fall 2022 Leaf Report – Round 2

We've already seen a few snowflakes dancing around in the air. Is this a sign we're going to have a Highland County winter of old? Maybe... But for right now, our mountains are still popping, even on snow-cloud-overcast days! If you haven't made it to Highland to take...

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History & Culture

Highland County Generational Farmers – Dorothy Stephenson

Highland County Generational Farmers – Dorothy Stephenson

*I recently sat down with Dorothy Stephenson to discuss being a young generational agriculturalist. This is the fourth installment of a four-part series on the subject: Generational Farming in Highland County.*  Dorothy Stephenson is among the sixth generation to...

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Highland County Generational Farmers – Christian Brock

Highland County Generational Farmers – Christian Brock

*I recently sat down with Christian Brock to discuss being a young generational agriculturalist. This is the third installment of a four-part series on the subject: Generational Farming in Highland County.*  Christian Brock is the fifth generation on the Brock Farm,...

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Explore Highland

Fall 2022 Leaf Report – Round 3

Fall 2022 Leaf Report – Round 3

Our vibrant leaves are slowly surrendering, lazily melting off the limbs and finding their winter resting place on the forest floor.  With all the foliage on the ground, its even easier to hear the sound of a scurrying chipmunk or the graceful, cautious steps of a...

read more
Fall 2022 Leaf Report – Round 2

Fall 2022 Leaf Report – Round 2

We've already seen a few snowflakes dancing around in the air. Is this a sign we're going to have a Highland County winter of old? Maybe... But for right now, our mountains are still popping, even on snow-cloud-overcast days! If you haven't made it to Highland to take...

read more