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Time to Plant Them ‘Maters

Time to Plant Them ‘Maters

Posted on May 15, 2018

Who doesn’t like homegrown tomatoes? Why they’re good for breakfast, dinner, and supper, or even a snack. Eat them right out of the patch, between two pieces of bread with plenty of Duke’s mayonnaise or in a fresh salad. There is no wrong way to eat a good homegrown tomato. The history of the tomato goes back to about 500 A.D. The fruit was first...

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A Fishing Trip to my Favorite Lake

A Fishing Trip to my Favorite Lake

Posted on Apr 25, 2018

Most years, the first week in April is the best time to fish for crappie in our local lakes and rivers. As the water warms, the crappie move closer to the shallow water to spawn. They love to hang around fallen trees and stumps that line the river banks. It’s not unusual to catch four or five crappie at the same spot. Why, you can leave and come back in an...

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Planting Taters the Ol’ Fashion Way

Planting Taters the Ol’ Fashion Way

Posted on Apr 3, 2018

If you were brought up in my generation and your parents had a garden, you probably planted your Irish potatoes by hand in freshly plowed soil. Oh how good that fresh dirt felt between your toes. Tater planting time being the first time of each year I could start going barefoot. To prepare our tater patch we would start in January by spreading leaves and...

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Jack of All Trades

Posted on Feb 6, 2018

Being raised on a farm I picked up several different types of occupational skills. A farmer usually can’t afford to pay someone else to do all the jobs around the farm that need doing. Yes-sir re, if’en there is any way he can do it himself, he will try it. Seems when I was about sixteen, my granddaddy decided it was time for him to retire from farming....

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Old Mose

Old Mose

Posted on Jan 23, 2018

As more settlers came into the Pee Dee River valleys it became necessary to divide what was then Anson County into smaller counties. In 1779, Richmond and Montgomery counties branched off the mother county of Anson. More and more small farms sprung up along the many small rivers and creeks of the new counties. Places that for centuries had been inhabited...

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