The Spring

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Spring
Description Papa very often declared that fruit and vegetables watered with spring water and fanned by the canyon breeze that blew over our land were the sweetest and best that could be grown. That tiny stream of spring water brought life-giving refreshment to a large patch of raspberries, an enormous vegetable garden, and fruit trees of all varieties. Goose-berries and currants grew between the fruit trees. Mama hired help to pick the berries. Often she carried them to town to sell to customers. Sometimes she took the white-topped buggy when she also had butter and cream to deliver. Papa picked all the apples himself-early harvest, red astrachan, yellow transparent, Jonathans, and took them over the mountain to sell in Clear Creek and Scofield. He lined the wagon box with straw so the apples had a nice soft bed to ride on. He took great care to make sure that not one apple had a single bruise on it. On the return trip, Papa stopped at the Albert Christen-sen mine and bought a load of coal. Oh, how I looked forward to going with my papa so I could sleep out under the stars and feel the closeness of the Heavens and the stillness of the night, broken only by the sound of horses munching hay. We grew many kinds of vegetables, melons and cantalope. sweet and juicy from plenty of water. Beside the pasture fence, away from the spring and the stream, Mana also had an herb garden where she grew sage, parsley, catnip, fennel, rosemary, oregano, and thyme for use in the kitchen. She carried the water up the hill in a bucket-both from necessity and because she loved having herbs and flowers that much. Water for washing clothes, cooking, and that Saturday-night bath all had to be carried up the hill. Papa said that next to his family, the spring was the most valuable thing on the farm. God was good and the spring con-tinued to bubble and gurgle from deep inside the earth and it never went dry. -125-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325479
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