Saturday, August 31, 2013

Around the Grounds of Davies Manor, Bartlett, TN (6 of 6)

Waking from a restful night, a visitor might take a stroll around the grounds.  When this was a working plantation, these now-deserted buildings would have been buzzing before the bees left their hives. (Incidentally, Davies Honey is still for sale inside the manor.)  You would want to be sure that there was wood for the stove and water for the cook.

You might catch some of the hands cooling off here by the well, under one of the many shade trees or on the porch of the cotton cabin.

While those too young to work stayed close to their home.

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