Blue Ridge Folklife Festival


Yesterday we did a field trip to Ferrum College.  We had so much fun and I have so many pictures that it will take me several days to show you all them.  The first thing we came to when we got there was this music museum.  It had the history of the dulcimer.  Very interesting.


Guess what this is?  A sewing machine!  All I can say is, we’ve come a long way, ladies.


Several places were demonstrating how corn was ground into meal.  This one however gave away free samples.


I think I’ll grind ours a little finer in my grinder.  The corn we grind for corn meal is white so this will be a little different.  


Who remembers these?  Growing up, I would have loved to have one of these.   Well, that all for today.  I’ll post more pictures tomorrow.  It’s almost time to leave for bible study.  Enjoy your day and God bless.



5 thoughts on “Blue Ridge Folklife Festival

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  1. Oh my, looks like so much fun! Everything looks so interesting, especially the sewing machines. 🙂 Too bad we couldn’t go! I can’t wait to see the rest of your pictures. 🙂


  2. What a fun festival. I like to hear the dulcimer. We like our cornmeal ground up finer. We need to let ours dry and then shell it before we can grind it.

    That petal car looks great, even if it is green (John Deere). We are a Farmall family out here.

    Have a wonderful evening with your family.



  3. It looks like fun! Growing up my neighhbor had an old pedal car. It was a great treat when she would bring it out for my sister and me to play with.

    Have a great Monday!


  4. What a great festival! Loved that little car! Sounds like a wonderful day you all had walking around looking at all those great things! Have a great day.
    Cary Ann


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