Richard Gragg Laurel Digger
Traveling the land with my mules, I’m fascinated what people do for a living. I’ve met oil men, lobster fisherman and chicken sexers. This week I met my first laurel digger. Meet Richard Gragg.
Richard lives in Gragg, NC, between Globe and Grandfather mountain. I spent the night at Richard’s last night and he explained what he does for a living this time of year. Here are a few photos of my visit.
Tonight I’m camped in Jimmy Hughes’ pasture in Linville, NC. It’s a beautiful night so I just threw out my bedroll. I hear Brick and Cracker munching away in the night. They’re eating the first bluegrass and orchard grass we’ve encountered on this trip.