Helen Groves Hedrick, popular Appalachian author, captures life of the 1930s with her newest book, Tails, Trails & Pies. This tale has been handed down through her family and based on her own experiences.
Children and adults alike will enjoy the folklore of a historical cattle drive in the Eastern United States. This trip was made without the use of horses.
During the economic tragedy of the Great Depression, young men and Border collies drove livestock many miles on graveled roads and wagon trails. Livestock was wintered in the valleys and summered in the high elevation mountain grazing pastures.
Read about a scenic fitness trip for men and beasts as they traveled in the Appalachian wilderness of West Virginia.
About the Author
Helen Groves Hedrick is the author of five children's books: Baas on the Bus, Sis and the Singing Hens, Rattlesnake Riddle, Flying Moments and Life and Times of Old Roan. In her thirty-three year teaching career, she shared her love and respect for living things. Helen and her husband, Larry, host The Homestead Inn and Farm in Petersburg, WV. They winter cattle in the South Branch Valley and transport them to the grassland of the Sinks of Gandy for the summer grazing season.