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Near Lyndhurst in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Everyday Hard Work - Year Round

 
 
Everyday Hard Work - Year Round Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 13, 2016
1. Everyday Hard Work - Year Round Marker
Inscription.  The challenge of growing sufficient crops created hard work for farmers, who kept a wary eye out for late frosts, droughts, and excessive rain. Any of these weather conditions could prevent them from raising an adequate supply of food and threaten their very survival.

Mountain people worked daily with hoes and harrows to control weeds and to maintain the needed soil conditions. Pest control often included the painstaking task of picking worms off of leaves one by one.

Even the making and repair of tools took time and effort; winter was not a rest period but rather a time to undertake such work in preparation for another growing season.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 58.294′ N, 78° 53.949′ W. Marker is near Lyndhurst, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 6), 6 miles south of Howardsville Turnpike (Virginia Route 610), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located along the interpretive trail
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at the Humpback Rocks Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lyndhurst VA 22952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountain Farms: A Way of Life (here, next to this marker); Subsistence and Survival (a few steps from this marker); The Mountain Economy (a few steps from this marker); Crop Protection from Predators (a few steps from this marker); Stone Fences (approx. 2.3 miles away); Rockfish Gap (approx. 4.7 miles away); Nelson County / Augusta County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Welcome to Shenandoah National Park (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lyndhurst.
 
Everyday Hard Work - Year Round Marker • <i>wide view<br>(marker visible on left)</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 13, 2016
2. Everyday Hard Work - Year Round Marker • wide view
(marker visible on left)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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