This photo of a bumboat's last days was taken in Nomini Creek in Virginia. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo. Copyright 2019.
Welcome aboard the third volume of THE CHESAPEAKE – This book, THE CHESAPEAKE: Oyster Buyboats, Ships & Steamed Crabs, spans the decades of the lives of our writers and the times of the Chesapeake Tidewater region from 1900 to the present time.
Gutting the hog on the Uhler Farm on hog killing day
HOG KILLING TIME When the trees have lost their leaves and when the rabbit hounds were running and bugleing in the frosty morning air, it meant that the time was approaching for that important day; the day the hogs …
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Tagged with: "plow point"
, barrow castrated males
, breeding purposes
, Christmas week vacation
, corn-fed hogs
, gambrel sticks
, guano sacks.
, kidney stew
, large iron kettle
, makeshift scaffolds
, old hams
, scalding the hogs
, St. Gabriel’s
Catchin’ and Cookin’ Muskrat By Ken Rossignol When traveling through the scenic small town of Princess Anne, located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a visitor during the fall might notice the sign advertising the annual Muskrat Dinner. Undoubtedly, at least one …
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Tagged with: catching and cooking critters
, dome-shaped structures of cattails and reeds
, grandma’s antique muskrat coat
, Harve de Grace
, muskrat carcass
, Muskrat is a rat - not true
, Muskrat Nuggets
, Potted Muskrat
, Princess Anne Fire Department Muskrat Dinner.
, riverbanks and marshes.
, thyme and parsley