Last Friday, Folk School students, staff, and community members excitedly
gathered in the garden to witness something that probably hasn’t happened at
the Folk School in the last 50 years. Brasstown neighbor, Danny Logan
brought his mules to help do some ploughing. The mules, not accustomed to
such hard work (or spectators with cameras) put on a good show as they
helped ready the tomato beds in the garden.  The Folk School motto “I sing
behind the plough” is taken from a Danish poem and encourages us to find joy
in everyday tasks. The photo from the Folk School’s archives below shows Oscar Cantrell, the Folk School’s first blacksmith plowing the fields.

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