Clearing The Land and Creek Farmers

By |July 11th, 2017|Pine Mountain Settlement School|

Here is yet another piece of Eastern Kentucky farming history that I would like to share from the archives at Pine Mountain Settlement School in Harlan County... CLEARING THE LAND Planning for Pine Mountain was very deliberate and where land was involved, Katherine Pettit. co-founder of the School, was a keen observer and a diligent

Swarm

By |May 11th, 2017|Pine Mountain Settlement School|

We recently hosted a beginners beekeeping workshop. Led by local expert Gary Branson, the workshop focused on low cost, creative ways to get involved in beekeeping. On display we had all the basic equipment that one needs to get the ball rolling. This equipment is made available for borrowing by our beekeepers along with assistance

Heritage Skills – Sorghum Stir-off

By |August 11th, 2016|Pine Mountain Settlement School|

It never fails that each time I venture into the Pine Mountain Settlement School digital archives, I am reminded of the resourcefulness, intelligence and ingenuity of our Appalachian ancestors. In planning for our upcoming sorghum stir-off, I began looking through the archives to find photographs of the stir-offs that used to be common place at

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