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Andalusia Farm: A Warm Welcome

Andalusia Farm: A Warm Welcome

“The things we see, hear, smell and touch affect us long before we believe anything at all.” ~Flannery O’Connor

I must have been about eight years old the first time I was made ‘aware’ of Flannery O’Connor. My stepfather would on occasion wear a T-shirt that bore the illustration of a rather peculiar looking woman holding a Bible, with a peacock’s plumage in full regalia unfurled behind her... Read More

Andalusia Blog: Backyard redux

Andalusia Blog: Backyard redux

 "From the beginning, relations between these birds and my mother were strained."- Flannery O'Connor

One of wonderful things about museum work is the idea of preservation. Preservation is like a thread that sews together past and future. Preservation can engage people in sentimental remembrance of things past (yes, like Proust and his Madeleine) but also introduces others to new things or activities that can still have relevance today but have been lost in a tide of time. For me, the exciting part of my work here at Andalusia is remembrance and discovery of life ways that were part and parcel of life on a Middle Georgia dairy farm during the late 1950s and early 1960s, the “period of significance” (that is preservation-speak for the time period we are focused on interpreting here)... Read More

There's An App for That: Evernote

There's An App for That: Evernote

Evernote has become one of my favorite apps. I use it to store all kinds of information that I will want to retrieve later, things such as a great recipe from a friend, screenshots of other websites I am inspired by as I revamp my own website, and quotes that I want to remember. Basically Evernote is now my go-to spot to save anything I am going to need later.

 

Holiday Organizing Tip #24: Relax

Holiday Organizing Tip #24: Relax

Relax. Enjoy all your hard work and the wonderful time you get to spend with your family and friends.

 

Gift tips for the golfer in your life

Gift tips for the golfer in your life

 

Holiday Organizing Tip #21: Charge the Batteries

Holiday Organizing Tip #21: Charge the Batteries

Make sure your rechargeable batteries are charged and that you have  extra batteries on hand for all of your electronics. Don’t let that special moment pass you by because you are struggling to get your camera to work!

 

Holiday Organizing Tip #7 - Think of Others

Holiday Organizing Tip #7 - Think of Others

Think of others over the holiday season. Volunteer at soup kitchen. Buy gifts for a toy drive or angel tree. Send a care package to a soldier oversees (http://soldiersangels.org/).