Fall Folklore Fest 2015

18 Oct

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Sweet Thing and I attended the Fall Folklore Fest yesterday. They had exhibitors demonstrating some old timey skills such as blacksmithing, broom making, candle making, pottery making, and other pioneer skills.

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This was a man plowing a field with a brace of mules. And yes I am old, but this skill was before my time!

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This woman was plowing with another brace of mules. That was a hard way to plow, but people have been farming like that for hundreds of years.

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You could take a ride on a mule drawn covered wagon.

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Some of the kids were having fun shelling corn.

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You could also pay $2 and milk a goat. I should have paid my money and tried it, I have never milked a goat! That goat just stood there so nice and easy, she had probably been milked many, many times.

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There were square dancers doing their thing.

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There was some pickin’ and grinnin’ on the front porch of and old log cabin which had been moved and restored at this museum.

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There were big displays of pumpkins and gourds.

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They even had a place where you could try your hand at picking cotton. Uh, not for me thanks, I’m trying to stay out of the cotton fields for a while! The weather was perfect for a festival, with a lot of interesting things to see and do. Keep prepping everyone!

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