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October 3 is Farm Heritage Day

Posted 9/7/2009 7:31pm by Sam Bellamy.

If you are new to the area or did not grow up in rural Carolina low country you have a very unique opporunity this October 3. We will have some valuable people sharing their knowlegde, skills and experience. You will be albe to talk to some people who can give you first hand history.  You will be able to see indigo plants, see the dyeing process and ask questions about it's history. If you think you have seen blacksmithing you may be amazed to see and hear how Meck  Hartsfield came to understand iron and metal working. If you are like myself and you read about swords in the Middle ages being made of such strength to cut other swords you wonder if that could be true. Then you read about swords with intricate designs and patterns forged into the extremely hardened steel. Swords that are truly beautiful to look at. Again you wonder if it could be true? Find out from Meck. He has studied from Master craftsman blacksmiths who are known throughout the blacksmithing world.

In years past we have been fortunate to have many really quality people to share themselves with others. For several years the many re-enactors shared their knowlegde. People such as James White , Fred Johnson, Landis White and Marvin Nicholson. Believe me, you can learn a lot about history from some of these people. Regretfully, we do not have these people scheduled. But they are appreciated for their input in the past and their continued input in the coummunity. There are many people who have not been able to continue to attend for many reasons, health, conflicts and death. I say that because it makes you appreciate and value these people more.

 

Fred Johnson teaching a child to milk a cow   In todays world guns are often the topic that draws those who love guns and those who think they are a danger to society. Regardless of which side you may be on, a visit with Carl Hannekin can enlighten your appreciation of guns. How they were made, the kinds of people who made them, the history of how guns developed, myths about old black powder guns, these are just some of the interesting aspects that Carl can help you understand.  Visit with someone who can pick a gun up and tell you more about the gun than you can imagine. Someone who has made replicas of famous guns, has made guns for motion pictures ( The Patriot ), and even made a replica of the very earlist attempts of a      gun.

Carl Hannekin, master gunsmithOne of the high lights for many people is the opportunity to see the indigo dyeing process. Faye Ahuja has worked with Cathy Perry to use the indigo plant to give wool or cotton a natural steadfast color that for centuries was considered a treasure throughout the world. the history of indigo is fascinating. This is articularly true for our are right here. The farm gets it's name from the Indigo Run which borders the farm and has quite a history of it's own. We are in an area where indigo was grown during the 1700's

                                . Cathy Perry with a cotton wheelFarm Heritage Day has so many people it is not easy to cover it all. Please check back as I intend to continue to add to this blog.

2009 Farm Heritage Day Schedule is shaping up

 

10:00 visit & take pictures Note some places are made for family pictures; the hand pump, the hay wagon out front, scarecrows, etc.

10:00 pre pig race     Naspig Racing

 

Exhibits : These exhibits are best seen in the mid morning.

Cane mill demo, molasses making -

Horse drawn drag rides

Special exhibit by the NC Forestry Museum, Harry Warren

Antique tractors - Waccamaw Antique Tractor Club

Basket making - Helen Cashwell

Black smithing

Grist mill, 1915 vertical engine -Horry County Museum, Walter Hill

Dyeing , Spinning - Lisa Kennedy and Cathy Perry

Weaving -Beth Miller, Paper making -Barbara Frye

1860's artifacts - David Perry Timber tools- Mr. Horace Butler

Gun Smithing- Mr. Carl Hanniken , Needle work -Lena Mintz & friends

old style dress making using materials on hand

 

1:00 Pig Racing

 

 

2:30 Pig Race

.4:40 Pig Race

 

ANYTIME DURING THE EVENT!!! IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE GO TO

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We thank you for coming & hope that you will express appreciation to the many people who help make it.

NASPIG CAFE & LET THEM KNOW. DO NOT WANDER OFF FROM DESIGNATED AREAS OR WITHOUT DESIGNATED GUIDES. PLEASE WATCH YOUR CHILDREN CAREFULLY, NOTE NO SMOKING AREAS, BE CAREFUL AROUND ANIMALS & EQUIPMENT , ENJOY THE DAY!!!!

We encourage you to visit the Horry County Museum and the N C Forestry Museum.

 

 

 

 

2:30 Pig Race

.4:40 Pig Race

 

ANYTIME DURING THE EVENT!!! IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE GO TO

THE

We thank you for coming & hope that you will express appreciation to the many people who help make it.

NASPIG CAFE & LET THEM KNOW. DO NOT WANDER OFF FROM DESIGNATED AREAS OR WITHOUT DESIGNATED GUIDES. PLEASE WATCH YOUR CHILDREN CAREFULLY, NOTE NO SMOKING AREAS, BE CAREFUL AROUND ANIMALS & EQUIPMENT , ENJOY THE DAY!!!!

We encourage you to visit the Horry County Museum and the N C Forestry Museum.

 

 

 

2:30 Pig Race

.4:40 Pig Race

 

ANYTIME DURING THE EVENT!!! IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE GO TO

THE

We thank you for coming & hope that you will express appreciation to the many people who help make it.

NASPIG CAFE & LET THEM KNOW. DO NOT WANDER OFF FROM DESIGNATED AREAS OR WITHOUT DESIGNATED GUIDES. PLEASE WATCH YOUR CHILDREN CAREFULLY, NOTE NO SMOKING AREAS, BE CAREFUL AROUND ANIMALS & EQUIPMENT , ENJOY THE DAY!!!!

We encourage you to visit the Horry County Museum and the N C Forestry Museum.

 

 

 

 

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