The Larry Paul Living farm held it’s Tobacco raising event yesterday and I was lucky enough to get to volunteer at the Treadle machine.I was making Aprons while demonstrating the treadle machine. It’s so much fun. I talk and sew all day!!Look at Cathy’s home spin natural color Cotton yarn… I’m coveting… Grace is hard at work in the kitchen, yes, a wood burning stove in over 100 degrees. Those apple fritters were awesome! Grace will be a senior this year (in HS,) just got back from Girls State, works in the field putting up tobacco, volunteers at the farm AND is an honor student. Besides all that she is a wonderful young lady which gives me so much hope for this generation!Here are some other wonderful youngsters! Madison, Laura, Mary Kathryn and Adam.
This was life on a farm. It was hard work and everyone had to help to survive and thrive. Everyday I spend out there I come home so rested. Life was hard, but you had a job to do and you had a purpose. Life was simple and not so crowded with stuff, just full of work, you were not bored! I always feel fulfilled out there. When I had the chore of just trimming back the gone-to-seed basil, I took my time and enjoyed the task. Here at home I rush from one job to the next and I think I miss the enjoyment. SO… I have to work on that.