American Colonial and Revolutionary War Era History. I get down-right giddy. Documentary, movie, book, lecture, …. I’m in! So it’s a natural that I’m a decades old member of Colonial Williamsburg Historical Society. I travel then whenever I can. Here’s a few photos….
The historical garden is always my first stop. They learned how to grow year round. The things they could do with manure…. think hot frames: glass covered, lined with brick. BUT under that brick, fresh manure breaking down, yielding extremely high temps of heat that kept those bricks warm which kept those plants warm. Gotta try it here myself sometime. On my To-Do-List: look for fresh manure.
Water well anyone? Yes sir, I’ll take one right here in our own back yard please and thank you.
Re-enactors plowing fields for a cash crop: tobacco.
Oh man, yeah, my second stop is ALWAYS the rare breeds areas. Here new spring lambs come right up to the fence and let me pet them, until Momma comes running to chase me to hell away, she is very effective. This breed? Leicester Longwools. That’s right, baby, and they are Maki’s’ a comeback. (See my blog Heritage Farms, Albuquerque Botanical Gardens.)
White picket fences in historic Williamsburg, just steps away from William and Mary’s College where my buddy Tommy Jefferson hung out.
Well, 1620 Jamestown couldn’t find gold, but JohnSmith did find Pocahontas, the horn dog, AND his motley crew discovered tobacco: far more valuable than gold. It’s an amazing crop. (See my posts about Louisiana Cotton and SUSANS Garden, yup, she grows tobbaci’ right here n our 7,600 feet above sea level elevation. She hails from the Reynolds Tobacco clan back in the Carolnas, so it’s kinda a natural. Right?)
Be Well, Do Good.