This farm is located along the Blue Ridge in southwestern Virginia, in the region of Smart View. I happened across it when I was leaving the April 2016 Gender, Bodies, and Technology conference in Roanoke. The journey afforded me the better part of two days of exploring the mountainous region around Roanoke, and gave me the time and excuse to travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway on my way back home to North Carolina. I may live on the northern east coast in NC, but I had to drive south to get there at some point, right?
Smart View [MP 154.5]
Smart View recreation area extends from the Blue Ridge Plateau down to the fringing foothills. The name “Smart” was borrowed from a post office that used to be located nearby and it does apply to the scenery. Far reaching, mistily green and peaceful, it is “a right smart view” in the namesake vernacular of the region