Monday, April 18, 2016

Scenes From Pioneer Farm at Mount Vernon in the Springtime

It was a treat to work at Mount Vernon for a few hours on Saturday morning.  I had the pleasure of meeting people from all over the country who were thrilled to learn more about our First President.  And, at the farm site, we make sure to tell you about George's Washington's love and gift of agriculture.   This time of year, we always speak about the shad and herring that were farmed from the Potomac River.  My clothes from the day have been washed 3x and still smell like dead fish from handling the fish when I would explain to guests about the shad, usually holding a dead fish by one hand....

The shad above are planked and roasting by the fire, and a catfish stew is cooking in the big kettle.

Rides around the farm site,

The reconstructed slave cabin.

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