Self-reliance and sustainability in the 21st century.
Not that long ago, around this time of year, friends and family would gather in celebration of the harvest. There was a little hard work, but it was followed by lots of fun and fellowship.
I remember shucking ear after ear of corn with my aunts, as they prepared to freeze a particularly large bumper crop one year. All winter, as we enjoyed our "hard work corn" (as my mom would call it), we remembered the fun that went into preserving it. What are your favorite memories of the harvest? Do you still attend harvest parties today?
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