Powhatan

My bestie lives in Powhatan, Arkansas. It’s in the northwestern part of the state.  I’ve visited her a couple of times since she moved there. I really should go more often but I hate the boring drive. Not a good excuse, I know!

They live on this pretty big piece of property that has some cattle. They have raised chickens and turkeys too. This area (in the picture above) used to be some type of gravel pit in the 1950’s. It is currently filled in with water. I’m trying to talk the bestie into getting some pedal boats so they could have some fun on the water. I think it’s a great idea. I think I’m alone in that thinking, 🤷🏻‍♀️.  

Nerd Note🤓: A couple years back they sent me some of their rocks to tumble. We thought the rocks were limestone, but they took way too long to tumble. Limestone is relatively soft so I knew the rocks were something else. After lots of google research I’ve decided the rocks are either chert or novaculite. Fun fact: novaculite is what is used to make whetstones or sharpening stones. They are only found in a few parts of the world.

The last time I visited, we walked around the quarry area to look for rocks. There are big boulders all around. I got some nice samples to bring home. On my next visit to see the bestie, I want to go looking for Crowley Ridge agates in a nearby park.