By Coalyard Charlie
Born and raised in Rome, New York, I used to go up to my cousin's farm. Ernestine lived in “C”-ville (which is Constableville, New York, in what is known as the Tug Hill area). I would go in the summer to help out with haying, milking, gathering eggs, and with all the work that is associated with living on a farm. Sundays were a family day spent washing the car in nearby Fish Creek, enjoying a picnic lunch, gathering wild mushrooms, fishing and relaxing. My gardening experiences and cooking followed me most of my life as I knew what it meant to have a Victory Garden and to hunt and fish to make sure you didn’t go hungry.
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