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.
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.