Postcard from Shellmound

A reader named Sebastian tells me this spiked tire/hook apparatus “is for tilling the ground in preparation for planting. You break up the soil and left over stalks of last year’s crops to prepare the ground for this year’s seeds.”

I took the photo near Shellmound, a plantation best known from its fictional representation in Eudora Welty’s first novel, Delta Wedding, and a place that my father’s family history turns out to be tied up with.

More about this on subsequent Fridays — after I’ve slept and had some time to process what I’ve seen and heard.


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