“Did you know your home was part of the Underground Railroad?”

Hi there friends!

Did you know this month is International Underground Railroad month? In 2019, Maryland and Michigan were the first to declare this month a holiday because it was the month two of the most well-known freedom seekers of the Underground Railroad, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, escaped from slavery. While there are some well-known people who were brave trailblazers during such a dark time in history, it was more common for those involved in the Underground Railroad to have kept it a secret because it was dangerous work aiding freedom seekers.

When we first moved to our farmhouse in 2018, locals mentioned to us our home was a station on the Underground Railroad which naturally led me to digging into the history of not only our home but also the small farming community. Since beginning my research, I have uncovered our township was in fact an active part of the Underground Railroad through church congregations that were led by staunch abolitionists as well as locals who participated in abolitionist groups. And wouldn’t you know these activists were tied to those who lived in our home.

Over the next three weeks, I’ll be sharing the history of our home on the Grounded in the Middle Podcast. Begin today with Part 1 and be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss out on next week’s episode. After listening in to today’s episode, will you give it a quick review? By doing so, you will be helping this podcast reach other listeners just like you. And don’t forget, be sure to stay in touch with me on Instagram @farmhousestoryteller and subscribe to the farmhouse storyteller journal at farmhousestoryteller.com where you will get to see more of what life is like out here in the middle.



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Have you ever heard of the Old House community? If you aren't familiar, there is a large social media community who own or just love old houses and every day they gather around the world to chat about their experiences and share what they've learned about restoring and living in their old house. In today's episode, you're going to get to meet Johnny and Christian from the account @ourcornerofcurrituck and who were also one of my first old house friends when we moved out here to the middle. They are opening up today on why they chose to leave suburbia and their new build home for old house life and homesteading. Connect with me on social media @farmhousestoryteller Have a question or want to be on the show? Email me at thefederalfarmhouse@gmail.com  — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/danielle-foulk/support
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