I have at hand Eric Dishongh, From Campbell to Katrina: A History of the Churches of Christ in New Orleans. Heritage Press: Florence, Ala. 2011. I intend to post a review soon.
Some months have passed since I last posted to this blog. Truth be told, I haven’t even looked at this blog more than six times in the last six months. I’m not exaggerating, I really haven’t. I have checked email occasionally thus far into 2011, but not too much. I researched little and cared to research even less. What scant reading I’ve done has been on longhunters in the middle Cumberland area and all of that reading has been of a purely technical nature: enough to pass muster on my handmade kit of 18th century accouterments. [I should mention that I have thoroughly enjoyed it. It has been nice to have a bright spot.]
But….I think I might be in the mood for some Nashville research. Eric’s book has re-sparked my interest. I very much–very much— appreciate his generosity in sending me a copy (with a very kind inscription and autograph!). I am working my way through it and intend to post my review to this blog by and by.
Lately I have been living in the 18th century. We scythed, gathered, threshed and winnowed wheat for the City of Goodlettsville. I’ve done a fair bit of smithing about the forge, and we managed to get crops of corn, cotton, tobacco (burley and dark-fire both) and pumpkins in the ground. Throughout the process we lived and worked according to weather and nature’s schedule so haven’t been in much of a hurry about anything. My own garden is all in…tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, cabbage, beans, broccoli, okra, sunflowers, watermelon, onions, squash, basil, rosemary and thyme, and a hill of strawberries. All in and filling out mighty nicely. It is 100 per cent organic and shows all the signs of health and vitality.
All that to say, the review shall come. Wait for it, it shall come.