Metcalfe Museum

Ma, Augusta’s mother, believed in planting a large garden. She planted and harvested beets, lettuce, carrots, onions, peas, various herbs, tomatoes, cantaloupes, radishes, sweet corn and sweet potatoes. The Corson family ate this produce, but they also used it to barter and supplement their income.In various journal entries, Mary mentioned that the gardens were subject to harsh freezes and even the family pigs were known to break into them for an afternoon snack. I can only imagine the vastness of such gardens. Do you or someone in your family plant a garden? Do you have a favorite crop to plant?…

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Thank You

Thank you to all our volunteer firemen and county guys for their dedication to protect our community. Pictured working together to get the fire under

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