Thursday, August 13, 2015

Small Town USA


Sarah @ Sarah Did It has come up with a brilliant linky party - Small Town USA.  I can relate as I live in a small town, Schoharie NY.  And like her, no grocery store, not pharmacy, no doctor, no youth center, no clothing stores - the kind of town that if you blink, you've missed it.


But we are still here - the devastation of Irene thru the Valley.  So many towns actually lost, so many old homes lost, so many farms lively hoods lost - but luckily no lives lost due to an implimented emergency evacuation route system and emergency flooding sirens in case the large main dam system ever failed.

 

This is The Old Stone Fort - one of the three original valley forts during the Revolutionary War.  Colonel Peter Vrooman (my many greats grandfather) was appointed commander by George Washington.  It is now a museum and many re-enactments take place here during the Summer and Fall.


This is an old Dutch barn that was on our farm and was donated to the museum.  It was quite the thing to see them document each piece, removal, and then the rebuilding. **my name is carved on one of the upper beams**

Of course my header is a painting of our farm.  The large red barn was the first court house and the main house was an inn for those needing to attend court.  


This Saturday I will be attending some of the local farms with my daughter and grandies.  This has become an annual event  since Irene to celebrate and share the recovery of our Valley's farms. There are cows, horses, sheep, pigs, goats, llamas and many crop farms will have their tasty vegies available.


 wellington-farm

This is one of the farms on the route - Wellington's Herbs and Spices and it is a fabulous place.  And we have a special event with them in October.


This is one of my projects over the next few months that is taking up some of my sewing time in preparation for.

Please consider joining Sarah with your Small Town USA.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

15 comments:

  1. What a great heritage you have in your "small town". I am always so interested to find out more about where bloggers like yourself live and the event you are attending sounds great - wish I could attend !

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  2. What a wonderful little town! We live in a small town too, but not as small as yours. We actually have three grocery stores and two pharmacies!

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  3. Thanks for the tour and the history lesson. That barn needs a barn quilt! Your upcoming weekend sounds lovely. One of my favorite summer activities is going to the produce markets. And seeing all the animals would make it even better!

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  4. Thank you for sharing. It is wonderful to hear about your heritage love your small town..

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  5. Love the tour of your town!
    Have a great time at Family Farm Days. Hug a sheep for me. (I miss my sheep...)
    Please tell us more about a Heritage in Stitches!

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  6. You are going to be busy. Your town is just charming. You have such a wonderful history there.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing your stories! Sounds like a town that has weathered the storm, and how great to be presenting "Heritage in Stitches".

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  8. Thank You Sharon... that was a lovely tour of your small town. Next time I'm over your way... I'll be sure to stop by and see it BeFoRe I blink...lol

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  9. I just love that, so much history in the town and your family. It's nice the towns coming back that kind of devastation is hard to come back from.

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  10. How exciting! Wish I could come! Your town is lovely!

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  11. I loved reading about your town. I never realized that you and your mom are in the quilter's hall of fame. That's a well deserved honor.

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  12. Wow, lots of history lives there with you. What a great opportunity. Hope you'll blog more about it once it's over.

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  13. You are being shown and honored! How cool! Well deserved, too.

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  14. I love the history that exists in many of our local small towns.

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