One of the worker-guides at the Barrington Living History Farm was scrubbing an iron pot when we met her in the farmhouse kitchen. This involved a great deal of work with a frayed, wooden stick to scrape off all the burnt-on lining. I may whine about washing dishes now and again but at least I now have steel wool and pot scourers to help out.
This farm, on the site of Anson Jones’, last president of the Republic of Texas, home is run as it would have been in the mid 19th century. The staff are all in character and act as both tour guides and farmers.
If you can’t get out the Washington-on-the-Brazos to see this farm, the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at LBJ State Park near Johnson City is similar and very well worth visiting.
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