A hundred years ago Pike County was a hub of farming families. They may have been able to spend money at small merchandise stores once a month or less. On Sept. 12, you can see for yourself how they fed and kept themselves clothed without buying everything.
Local and regional farmers will share the homemade heritage of the region by demonstrating how to make hook rugs with scraps of wool and apple cider with an antique apple press, use a mule to plow a garden and bale hay, milk goats, make peach cobbler in dutch ovens and create pottery.
The Flint River woodcarvers will share their wood-carving secrets, various bands will provide entertainment, a play written by George Ingram especially for Farm Heritage Day will debut on stage and there will be plenty of activities for children such as making dolls from corn husks.
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