Our Mississippi County Delta is gaining national recognition because of our stories and features in Country Rustic Magazine. . .and in October, there will be a photo shoot at Our Country Farm Home which will be featured in the 2019 Fall Issue. . .bringing even more interest to our little community. . .Hope you will enjoy the upcoming events along with us. . .READ MORE HERE. . .
". . .The mention of those yard brooms bring memories of the unique tradition of Southern swept yards. Many families living on the farms, cleared their yards and gardens of all grass and weeds, leaving nothing but the bare ground. They swept with brooms made of twigs, or bundles of brush and dogwood limbs, bound together with linen twine, cotton string, or heavy wire. I remember seeing entire families performing the weekly sweeping ritual in the cool of the morning. The rich soil became packed into a concrete hardness, creating an additional room outdoors for surviving our hot and humid summers. . ."By-the-way, did you know that Dell once had a broom making operation on Main Street? It was called a 'broom factory' in the very early days of the community, when logging was still taking place. Not only a broom factory, but a barrel making factory, too. . .Just a few tidbits for you. . .