History of Scott Hollow Farm

Scott Hollow is a pristine gap in western Augusta County running east to west from Great North Mountain into the Marble Valley below. Nestled in this gap is a remote mountain stream that winds its way down until emptying into a network of natural wetlands. These wetlands and the surrounding mountains, valleys, and meadows are ideal nesting and grazing grounds for the wildlife naturally found in the Appalachians and were the traditional hunting and fishing lands of the Pontiac and Shawnee Indians. The lowland pastures are fertile and for generations supported small cattle and poultry farms. The entire length of the Marble Valley is traversed by the Calfpasture River, an important headwaters stream of the James River. In 1998, Lois and I established our farm in this peaceful valley near Deerfield, Virginia, and named it Scott Hollow for that beautiful mountain gap we see every day.

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