Author Archives: Frances Figart

About Frances Figart

Editor of The Laurel of Asheville and Plough to Pantry.

Massive Chainsaw Bear Seeks New Home

What started out as a surprise birthday gift has ended up in a bear bigger than we bargained for.  John “Bodacious” Beaudet loves to create art—everything from painstaking lady slipper orchids and local brook trout to the hand-carved hiking sticks … Continue reading

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Bo’s New blog site: Rocky Fork Journal

This site was set up a few years ago with the intention to share updates about the art and work of John Beaudet. Little did we know that Frances would get not one but two successive jobs requiring most of … Continue reading

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John Beaudet, “Bodacious,” TEHCC Maintainer of Year 2016

Friday night, April 7, John was named Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club Maintainer of Year 2016. This was the introduction: “His first participation as hiker with our club was Hard Core 2007 while we were digging 3,700 feet of new trail … Continue reading

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A busy Bodacious rings in the New Year

John Beaudet has had a lot going on in the past few months. The biggest news is that we decided to go ahead and get married January 1. You can see all the pictures and read the full story on … Continue reading

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House update and reflections on childhood

Snow has already come to Flag Pond, Tennessee, this year, and John has been working hard to get our new house under roof by winter. Right now, during our one-year anniversary week, he is in the process of integrating the … Continue reading

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Beaugart’s Begins

Yesterday (July 15) was John’s birthday and, for those who know him, it’ll come as no surprise that he spent it working on our new house, which we’ve dubbed Beaugart’s (a combination of our two names). In fact, quite a … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania trip to AT Museum

We just returned from a great weekend trip to attend the Appalachian Trail Museum’s Hall of Fame banquet. Although John has made the walking sticks for the Hall of Fame’s inductees since its inception in 2011 – and helped lug … Continue reading

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