The Redneck Ramblings of a Ouachita Mountain couple
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
We have seen them going down the highway
in long convoys, escorted by lead and chase vehicles with flags waving and lights blinking on them. Seen them way off in the distance with blades whirling and flashing in the sun.
Seen them in clusters and in bird like flocks along ridges off in the distance. But, until you find one parked at a truck stop where you can get a good look, you may not have a proper appreciation for just how big they actually are. Click on the photo for a larger view then you can see that it actually extends way beyond the back of our trailer.
Deep in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas, Mountainborn lives the ancient hunting lifestyle of his forebearers, while blending modern technology into his mountainer’s daily activities. Millitary skills learned in South East Asia during the Viet Nam era, compliment his woodsman’s techniques, and saturate his life.
Mountainborn’s Grandmother worried about her grandson while he was away in the military. She wrote a widely published poem about him titled MOUNTAINBORN, the name stuck.
He longed for those misty mountains, while overseas, but the ancient lifestyle was the thing that he missed the most. There was just something about roaming those remote mountains with a gun and a dog that he constantly dreamed of. His descriptions of the Ouachita mountains and hunting to provide for his family constitute the MOUNTAINBORN CHRONICLES.
Currently serving as Chief of Police, Larry Harmon lives with his wife Betty and retired drug dog Dillon at the foot of Cross Mountain, near Vandervoort, Arkansas.The MOUNTAINBORN CHRONICLES is dedicated to the memory of CLARA GANDY ANDERSEN.His Grandmother taught him to dream beyond the Mountains that surrounded him.