I dig in the dirt. I can take a wasp sting like no other girl I've ever met. I spend days tracking through the swamp of the Piedmont NC river tract that I grew up on and inherited from my papa (grandfather). I ride horses without a saddle. I only put on shoes in the summer if I have to. I practice heritage planting of NC heritage trees on my land. I speak "prescribed burns", NC endangered, threatened and vulnerable species.
I am finishing my tour of duty with the US Air Force. I may never leave the Carolinas again.