|The outdoor rubbish heap.|
It was interesting to me how compelling I found the tobacco farm to be. Especially as everything in St Mary's City is rebuilt - nothing is extant. Perhaps it was because the farm house reminded me of original buildings I grew to know and love in upstate NY. Perhaps they were just able to recapture the spirit of the place they were trying to portray.
|In the workshop. There were two male guides whose English accents weren't the best, but they still did a good job at playing the part.|
|Inside the farmhouse. Lovely!|
|I loved the exposed beams, the iron chandelier & the painted chest.|
|They had a very nice garden as well.|
|They also had an interesting Spanish breed of pigs - they looked more like wild boars than the domestic pink pigs one thinks of today.|
It was nice that our visit coincided with the pig feeding. There was a tree on the property - a Medlar tree. Apparently you can't eat them straight off the tree, but must pick them and let them ripen after. I was so intrigued by this tree, and its various uses. We picked up a few of the fruits off the ground to give to the pigs.
All these photos - and the ones in my next post - are courtesy of my friend Sarah (whose excellent blog, History Preserved, can be found in the above link). My phone died, sadly, so I was unable to take any more pictures at this time.