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Monday: Cabbage-buying expedition

Wednesday was to be sauerkraut-making day, so Monday’s chore was to go to the mountains and get the cabbage. In Carroll County and Patrick County, Virginia, cabbage is a major crop. That’s about 45 miles from my place in Stokes County, N.C. This time of year the quality of the cabbage is high, and the price is low. At farmside stands, it was selling for $8 for a 50-pound sack. At roadside produce stands, it was selling for $10 for a 50-pound sack. I bought two sacks of cabbage.

The trip to cabbage country goes right past Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The water trace

An old wagon, part of the Mabry Mill museum of old mountain technology

A small whiskey still, also part of Mabry Mill’s museum

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