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Women's View Magazine October 2020

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VOLUME 14 | ISSUE 10 OCTOBER | 2020 Inspiring, educating, empowering and celebrating women in our community MAGAZINE More inside: West Fayetteville Fall Flavors for Help for Carve and Craft Farm Girls Your Table Women's Health Pumpkin Art

Close Letter from the Editor VOLUME 14 ISSUE 10 T o me, the collateral far outweighed the mortgage. In the year 1931, the loss PUBLISHER of such vital farm supplies would surely mean ruin and foreclosure. What Bill Bowman, F & B Publications were these costly items pledged by my grandfather for a lowly $205.75, the [email protected] amount needed for making that entire year’s crop? Basically, all he had to his name. ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER One 12-year-old black mare mule Stephanie Crider One 8-year-old red mare mule All farm implements “of every description” [email protected] I found the old and yellowed “agricultural lien” paper and many more from EDITOR where this came. The old family suitcase was a time capsule of contracts, bank Crissy Neville notes, car titles, death notices and deeds. Looking at my grandfather’s signature [email protected] and subsequent grandmother’s, who tried to keep the farm going after her husband’s untimely death, I felt the gravity of the loan guarantee. If the crops com failed that year or any year and the borrowed money not repaid, my family would have lost everything. What depression-era farmer could farm without mules and GRAPHIC DESIGNER equipment? But failure wasn’t an option, and here I am ― on the same land ― all Dylan Hooker these years later. [email protected] Hooray for farmers! It’s the harvest season, and the October Women’s View Magazine celebrates this time of year with a tribute to local, legacy-farm women OPERATIONS DIRECTOR and what they and their families raise ― from cotton and chickens to apples and Paulette Naylor pumpkins. Articles about women’s health, charitable work, youth programs, family fun, good books and great foods round out this chock-full of fall issue. Enjoy. [email protected] Crissy Neville MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE Linda McAlister Are you interested in writing? Consider contributing an article or Epdiittocr hing a story idea to WVM. We want to elevate your voice. For more [email protected] 2 | O C TO B E R 2in0f2o0rmation, email [email protected] Be sure to AlisksiestanutsEdiatonr d leave comments on our Facebook page!Inspiring,educating,empoweringand DISTRIBUTION DIRECTOR/ SALES ADMINISTRATOR celebrating women in our community Laurel Handforth Cumberland & Hoke County [email protected] 2 | O C T O B E R 2 [email protected] OCTOBER CONTRIBUTORS Alison Shirley Prudence Mainor Amy Jeffrey Sandy Merrell Mindy Love Jessica Drake Kay Bullard Jessica Smith Chris Ervay Renea Hubbard Clark Kelly Edens Archambault Katie Crenshaw PHOTO CREDIT @aforkslife blog Metro Communications OutreachNC Magazine WOMEN'S VIEW MAGAZINE 208 ROWAN ST. FAYETTEVILLE, NC, 28301 PHONE: 910-484-6200 FAX: 910-484-9218 Women’s View Magazine is for, by and about women in Cumberland County. Published by F&B Publications in conjunction with Media Marketing Management. ©2020 by F&B Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or advertisement without permission is strictly prohibited. Various vector sources credited to © Freepik and © Vecteezy.

Inside October 4 SPOTLIGHT ON PATRICIA LOUNSBERRY The Fayetteville Area Coordinator for the Society of St. Andrew works with volunteers, local farmers, feeding ministries and food banks to get fresh produce to hungry people. 8 ANNUAL HARVEST TRAIN AT 20 LEARN BY DOING FALCON CHILDREN’S HOME Once thought to be a program for country kids, 4-H includes Each November, volunteers arrive at FCH to bring STEM activities, personal development, leadership and helps donations, compassion and cheer to make a difference in participants practice life skills. the life of a child. This year's event is virtual and varied. 24 FRUITFUL ARTS 12 A JOURNEY OF HOPE Learn tips for carving artistry to turn pumpkins and melons For those awaiting a healthy organ donation, a packed into masterpieces of fall décor. suitcase is a symbol of hope. 14 HISTORY AND HERITAGE 26 FOWL FANCIERS Local area legacy farms highlight contributions of The Cape Fear Poultry Association meets to encourage, promote women farmers. and showcase their poultry breeds. 16 FALL FOODS 28 FALL FAMILY FUN Enjoy these tips and yummy recipes using the North Autumn brings a number of area activities to enjoy farms, Carolina autumn staples of apples, pecans and pumpkins. orchards and corn mazes. 2020 OCTOBER | 3

Woman's Photo credit: OutreachNC Magazine Spotlight The Gleaning Guru-- Patricia Lounsberry By Prudence Mainor Patricia Lounsberry L ike the gospel story of Jesus multiplying the loaves “This is where I came in contact with Society of St. Andrew,” and fishes, food banks have had to do a lot with a little Lounsberry said. “I would get calls from the Society offering during the pandemic. Many operations have closed, the shelter truckloads of produce such as sweet potatoes, and those that remain open are seeing more than watermelons, cantaloupes, bagged white potatoes and more.” double their usual clientele. In the vanguard of food-sharing agencies are the gleaners from Society of St. Andrew. Named Before she and her husband, Robert, left Tarboro and moved for the disciple who brought the boy with the loaves and back to Fayetteville, Lounsberry contacted the Society to let fishes to Jesus, SoSA volunteers cooperate with local farmers, them know she was leaving the shelter. “I talked to the ladies feeding ministries and food banks to get fresh produce to at SoSA and told them that if they knew of any positions in hungry people. These volunteers make up the Society’s Fayetteville they thought I might be interested in, to please Gleaning Network. According to let me know, “ she explained. “In the next few days, I received gleaning-network/, the Gleaning Network is a “successful a telephone call in which I was offered the position of the new and cost-effective program because it is volunteer-driven and SoSA Fayetteville area coordinator.” biblically based.” Asked what a typical day was like, Lounsberry responded, “I The biblical mandate comes from the Hebrew scriptures in may get a call at 7:30 a.m. asking me if I can place a 40,000 Deuteronomy 24:19: \"When you reap your harvest in the field lb. load of sweet potatoes in the next couple of days. Or, I may and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; have a farmer call me and tell me his corn is ready for picking it shall be left for the alien, the orphan and the widow, so that and ask if I can come tomorrow morning. After such calls, I the Lord your God may bless you in all your undertakings.” go into action, phoning my volunteers to see if they can glean and work. On another day, I might receive an email stating Volunteers enter fields after farmers have harvested to pick or that 14 bins of watermelons are ready to be moved. Another glean tons of edible produce that harvesting machines leave request might come in for trucks and trailers to go to Mount behind. According to the Society’s website, through June Olive to pick up produce from a closed food pantry, in which of this year, 1580 volunteers in the Carolinas region gleaned case, we next pick up the fruits and vegetables and give it 2,433,997 pounds of fresh produce from 289 farmers. The out. The people that glean with me also take the produce to bounty was then distributed through 76 feeding agencies. individuals who may be shut-in or disabled, senior adults and Overseeing this massive effort is SoSA Fayetteville Area church feeding programs that give out food boxes. We try to Coordinator Patricia “Tricia” Lounsberry. touch as many people as we can.” After graduating fromTerry Sanford High School, Lounsberry Want to get involved? Interested volunteers can download married and moved to Tarboro. She worked for Sears and a waiver and registration form at Carolina Telephone Company before opting to stay home Churches and feeding programs can call 910-583-0586 to get and raise her son and daughter. Once the kids were in school, fresh produce for their food pantries. Monetary contributions Lounsberry went to work at Tarboro Community Outreach, a may be sent to Society of St. Andrew, P.O. Box 25081, Durham, homeless shelter, where she ran the food pantry and ordered NC 27702-5081. SoSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All gifts are tax- food for the kitchen that served two meals a day. deductible as allowed by law. Prudence Mainor is a longtime advocate of the environment and sustainable communtities. She lives in, works in, shops in and tirelessly promotes Fayetteville and Cumberland County. 4 | OCTOBER 2020

Fall in Love with Great Books Seasonal book Welcome back! For this season, I have perused many books. I’ve selected recommendations are a favorite author, an author with North Carolina ties, a nonfiction here for WVM readers book and a humorous selection. My recommendations come from the web resource, Goodreads, the published The New York Times Bestseller List and By Alison Shirley Publishers Weekly, as well as a personal pick. Fall is a beautiful time to read, so make these suggestions part of your 2020 harvest. KRISTIN HANNAH, The Great Alone Hannah’s book begins with the return of Vietnam vet Ernt Allbright. It is 1974, and Ernt is trying to recover f rom PTSD and provide for his family. As he continues to abuse his wife Cora, in several ways, he also loses jobs. The family decides to move to Alaska to a property left to Ernt by a fallen comrade in Vietnam. Once the family arrives, they soon learn of the harshness of Alaskan homesteading. Locals try to help, and Ernt secures work on the newly formed pipeline. Playing backup to Ernt is Leni, his 13-year-old daughter, and her story of survival. Hannah creates a variety of characters, such as Large Marge and Mad Earl, who prove to be a force of support for Leni. This historical fiction read is one of survival and recovery in a trying era of America’s past. If you enjoy this selection, please consider reading another book by Hannah, Winter Garden. SHARYN MCCRUMB, The Unquiet Grave Sharyn McCrumb has added another epic historical fiction to her resume. McCrumb, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has written many historical fiction novels about incidents in the Old North State, including She Walks These Hills and The Ballad of Frankie Silver. This book, The Unquiet Grave, transgresses time and characters, true to the author’s style, to tell the story of an actual 19th-century West Virginia murder trial based on the true story of the case of the Greenbrier Ghost. The mother in the case uses a dream as her testimony against her son-in-law, her deceased daughter’s husband, who is accused of the murder. Check out this thriller at your local library branch. MARGARET ROACH, A Way to Garden: A Hands-on Primer for Every Season I am not a gardener, so I found it beneficial to begin a quest for a book that could help me and the other brown thumbs out there. With the fall theme, I started to look for books and believe that I found one. A Way to Garden: A Hands-On Primer for Every Season is the book that I believe delivers great gardening sense. In this updated 21st anniversary 2019 edition, the author employs wit to discuss the ups and downs of gardening. This approach alone offered comfort. Additionally, I appreciated her ideas of the stages of a garden’s seasons as they parallel the stages of our own lives. CATHARINA INGELMAN-SUNDBERG, The Little Old Lady Behaving Badly -- Senior League Series Finally, for some humor, here is my last choice. Originally published in Sweden, Catharina Ingelman Sundberg’s novel provides a work of English/American humorous fiction. With a mission to distribute money to people who are hardworking and build a village beyond what they know for retired people, The League of Pensioners, with members mostly in their 80s, is reminiscent of a younger crowd. The storyline shows the pensioners doing what needs to be done to generate funds for their purpose, albeit illegally. If you enjoy this book, be sure to check out the two previous works in the series. Alison Shirley is an elementary school library media coordinator with Cumberland County Schools. She appreciates the opportunity to promote reading throughout Cumberland County. 2020 OCTOBER | 5

Using Diet and Exercise to Prevent Breast Cancer A Staff Report W hen it comes to breast cancer risk, some Susan G. Komen, the largest and best-funded breast cancer things are beyond a person’s control. Women organization in the United States, reports a high body might not be able to do much in regard to mass index has been associated with increased risk for postmenopausal breast cancer. Exercise may help reduce their genetic makeup and family history, each of which can risk by altering metabolism, hormones and breast density. elevate their risk for breast cancer, but many risk factors are Inflammation is an immune system response to injury or illness. However, when inflammation is chronic, it can within women’s control. damage DNA and lead to cancer, advises the National Cancer Institute. Deep marine fish; dark, leafy green A healthy diet and routine exercise may help women vegetables; bright, multicolored vegetables; black teas and reduce their risk of developing breast cancer, while poor spices like turmeric can help fight or prevent inflammation. lifestyle choices can increase that risk. For example, being overweight is a strong risk factor for breast cancer for The ACS recommends adults complete at least 150 women who are 18 and older, according to Stanford Health minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous- Care. Even 10% weight gain, as in 15 pounds on a 150-pound intensity activity each week ―or a combination ― spread woman, increases breast cancer risk as well as the risk throughout the week to keep body weight in check. of recurrence. Another problem is the consumption of high amounts Diet and exercise can play a pivotal role in reducing breast of sugar, according to Stanford Health Care. Sugar intake cancer risk, and it’s important for women to understand can increase insulin levels and result in weight gain, each just how much good healthy diets and routine exercise can of which can lead to breast cancer. Limit intake of sugary do for them in regard to fighting breast cancer. snacks and refined carbohydrates, opting for healthy alternatives such as fruit, vegetables, beans, whole grains, Some studies suggest limiting dietary fats in the diet, dairy and soy milk. particularly those that come from animals, to reduce breast cancer risk. These include butter, full-fat dairy, poultry skin Diet and exercise are vital components to overall health and and fatty meats. Reducing intake of dietary fats, especially can help women reduce their risk for breast cancer. animal fats, may protect against diseases sensitive to hormones, like breast cancer. Data from the Women’s Healthy Eating and Living Study suggests that soy consumption from whole foods and soy milk for any breast cancer type is probably safe, despite public perceptions. Avoid soy supplements and concentrated soy that comes in many soy protein powders until more about their effects is known. The American Cancer Society links alcohol consumption to a higher risk of various cancers, including breast cancer. The more alcohol a person drinks, the higher his or her cancer risk. The ACS recommends no more than one drink per day for women and two for men. A five-ounce glass of wine is considered one drink. 6 || O C TO B E R 22002200

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All Aboard the Annual “Harvest Train” at Falcon Children’s Home By Amy Jeffries W hat a difference a day can make in the life since. However, this year a virtual Harvest Train showing of of a child at Falcon Children’s Home and one of the campus' favorite programs from the past will Family Services, Inc., especially in the fall be cast on Facebook. See \"The Two Trees\" Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. during the time of the annual Harvest Train There will be some live components to the program. event. In light of the pandemic, the event for 2020 will look a bit different than all the years past. Located in the All other years have heard the call of “Lights, Camera, town of Falcon in eastern Cumberland County, FCH has Action! All aboard!\" with the Harvest Train chugging down approximately 100 dedicated employees who serve over 80 the Falcon railroad track in the form of a parade of cars and youth of all ages. According to, the trucks. The event usually brings children’s home parent Pentecostal Church members website of the International from all over the United States to Pentecostal Holiness Falcon with candy, monetary and Church, for over 100 years, commodity donations in tow. FCH has been providing a home for children who, for This year, in lieu of the parade, FCH whatever reason, are unable presents \"All is Bright Christmas to live with their parents. Lights,\" a drive-thru lights show Established in 1909, the on the campus Nov. 19-21 from home has either directly 5:30-9:30 p.m. nightly. Staff will be or indirectly touched an present to direct visitors and guests estimated 15 thousand lives through the lights and to give out through its various programs FCH keepsake momentos to those and foster care licensing. who come through and drop off donations of commodities. When children enter FCH, Items requested for donation are: they are met with a smile socks for girls, boys and men; men's and a compassionate heart. dress socks; hose for girls and Housing them, clothing women; underwear and T-shirts for them, feeding them and educating them are the main boys and girls; bath towels; twin size comforters; pillows; focus of the first meeting between children and staff, but diapers of all sizes; mops; mop heads; ACE bandages; large the essential component is the love that transcends from bandaids; alcohol swabs; trash bags; brownie mix; cake staff to child during this uncertain time. mix and icing; cereal; snacks; can and bottle soft drinks; spaghetti sauce; canned vegetables and fruits; pop tarts; The fall of the year kicks off the season of giving at FCH with ketchup; cooking oil; juice; salad dressings; chicken noodle an annual event called Harvest Train. This highly anticipated soup; pancake mix; grits; flour; rice; mustard; and kool- and heavily attended event dates back to 1949 and has aid. Many other types of items were listed on the annual happened the Tuesday before Thanksgiving of every year commodity calendar for the spring and summer months. Amy Jeffries served as the administrative assistant and data manager of Falcon Christian Academy for the last five years. Previously, she worked as the data manager for Gray's Creek High School in the Cumberland County School system. 8 | OCTOBER 2020

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What Is Occupational Wellness? A Staff Report W ellness is a broad term that can refer to various aspects of daily life. Disciplines like suggestions as they begin their journeys to yoga and meditation might be the first occupational wellness. things to come to mind when people think of wellness, but focusing on wellness at work can have • Perform some self-reflection. Reflect on yourself positive, lasting effects on overall well-being. and what you need out of a job. Are there certain occupational tasks you enjoy? Are there some you Occupational wellness is not necessarily a familiar term, but find burdensome? Identifying those you enjoy and it’s something that most professionals strive for. According those you feel are onerous can help you narrow down to the Student Health and Counseling Services at the your options to careers you will find engaging University of California, Davis, occupational wellness inspires and rewarding. people to find work from which they will gain personal satisfaction and find enrichment. Occupational wellness • Consider unpaid work and volunteer opportunities. promotes the exploration of various career options and the Even though they don’t pay, unpaid work and volunteer pursuit of those opportunities that most appeal to each opportunities can still enrich your life and provide individual. personal satisfaction. Such opportunities should not be overlooked. While it may seem like common sense to aspire for an • Practice open communication and proper conflict engaging, enjoyable career, the effect that finding such management with colleagues. Negative working a career can have on overall well-being might not be so environments can be stressful, leading to apparent. In an analysis of a recent Gallup World Poll, a dissatisfaction on the job. Openly communicating survey that asks hundreds of thousands of workers across with colleagues and resolving conflicts in a proper, the globe about their jobs and their job satisfaction, professional way can foster a positive working Harvard Business Review found there is a correlation environment, potentially contributing to greater between job satisfaction and life evaluations. People who job satisfaction. report job satisfaction seem to be happier overall. Prioritizing occupational wellness can help people live So how can one embrace the concept of occupational happier, more fulfilling lives. Get started by reflecting, wellness? UC Davis offers individuals the following considering options and practicing communication. 10 | O C TO B E R 2 0 2 0

Tips and Tricks for Savory Slow-cooked Meals A Staff Report K itchen gadgets come and go, but one • Don’t add dairy until the meal is almost finished mainstay continues to deliver tasty meals cooking. Cooking dairy products for long periods of with ease. The Crock-Pot™, dubbed the time can cause them to curdle. Save them for the original slow cooker, was invented in last steps when using a slow cooker. 1940 by Irving Nachumsohn. This slow • Exercise caution with tender veggies. The same cooker was created to cook a traditional stew eaten wait-until-later approach should also apply to vegetables, beans and pastas, which can lose their on the Jewish Sabbath. Because Sabbath rules forbid integrity and become mushy if cooked for hours. Leave them for last. cooking and working, Nachumsohn found the stew • Inexpensive cuts of meat are fine. Inexpensive cuts could easily be prepared beforehand and allowed to are often high in fat or connective tissue, which will break down during long, moist cooking. cook unattended, then carried to dinner. It was another Consider browning meat before putting it in the cooker for even more flavor. 30 years before the slow cooker garnered widespread • Layer ingredients appropriately. Place hard acclaim. That newfound popularity developed when ingredients like potatoes, carrots and other root vegetables at the bottom of the cooker where they more women entered the workforce and needed will cook more readily. convenient ways to prepare meals at home without • Stick to the low setting. As much as possible, cook using the low setting to allow for slow, gentle heat affecting their work schedules. to bring out the flavors. Ginny Thomas, a training manager for Crock-Pot™, says she has been While slow cookers can make for successful meals, sticking with this advice for over a decade as a knowing how to use them to their fullest potential can key tip. increase the propensity for delicious, easy dishes. Here are some tips and tricks. • Prepare ingredients the night before so you’ll have everything you need ready to put in the slow cooker. Next, set the cooker up on the counter in a safe place where you can set it to cook for the day. • Preheat the cooker. Add ingredients to a slow cooker that is already warmed up for best results. • Arrange for easy cleanup. Specially designed slow Many traditionally prepared meals can be converted cooker liners can cut washing time dramatically to slow cooker recipes. Utilize cookbooks and online and help prolong the surface of the internal crock. resources to make delicious, slow-cooked meals. 2 0 2 0 O C TO B E R | 11

Have Suitcase, Will Travel A journey of organ and tissue donation By Sandy Merrell T he excitement of visualizing a suitcase packed next to a front door is synonymous with going on vacation. The thrill of traveling to seeing new sites, getting much-needed rest or reclining on a warm tropical beach are traditional vacation goals. But for 114,000 Americans on a national transplant list, this vision of a suitcase packed is not in anticipation of a tropical venue, but in anticipation of a hospital visit for an organ transplant. \"You have a suitcase packed with a set of instructions, so you're ready to go at any time,\" explained Caroline Capino. An art teacher in Cumberland County Schools, Capino has been on the national transplant list for eight years. She is one of almost 97,000 Americans awaiting a healthy kidney donation ― a common occurrence on the national registry. Eighty-two percent of patients on the list face the same need. We all have reasons and wishes for living our best lives, and Caroline Capino is no different. Explaining one of her most important reasons for staying healthy, she said, \"I am a single mother. I was diagnosed the year my daughter was born. She is now 18. I want to be around a bit longer for her. She still needs me. While organ donation is not a guarantee for life, the procedure would provide me with a little hope.\" A little hope translates to a new name and another packed suitcase added to the national transplant list every 10 minutes in the United States. Unfortunately, 20 deaths occur every day in the U.S. because organs are unavailable. The good news is that successful organ transplants were on the rise, with a record high of nearly 40,000 transplants in 2019. Two ways to donate organs exist. First, you can sign up to be an organ donor now, to donate organs after your death. Signing up on your state registry means that someday you could save lives as a donor — by leaving behind the gift of life. When you register, most states let you choose what organs and tissues Sandy Merrell is a Fayetteville native. Married with four children and two grandchildren, she works as an emergency services registered nurse with Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton. 12 || O C TO B E R 22002200

Carolina Capino receives a dialysis treatment. you want to donate, and you can update your status at any different people. A typical kidney can extend life expectancy by time. Secondly, you can donate organs right now, while you 15 to 20 years. are still alive. While most organ and tissue donations occur after the donor has died, some organs, including a kidney An autoimmune disease called IGA Nephropathy is what or part of a liver or lung and tissues can be donated while caused Capino's need for a kidney transplant. Other patients the donor is living. The number of living donors every year is have medical issues like end-stage organ disease, injury or a about the same as the number of deceased donors. genetic cause requiring a transplant. According to data from the Cleveland Clinic, the most common organs donated are Unfortunately, many people do the liver, kidney and heart. not choose to donate because they are often misinformed about In Cumberland County, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center is partnered with Carolina Donor Services and together work to the donation process. assist with education, research, family support and awareness of organ and tissue donation. To learn more about their \"People are afraid because they think that organs might be outstanding work in our community, visit harvested from them before they are dead,\" stated Capino. \"A person is not evaluated for a donation until all life-saving measures have been attempted.\" Literature from The Mayo According to the Life Center Organ Donor Network, for those Clinic confirms Capino's statement and adds that hospitals interested in becoming organ and tissue donors, informing will always try and save lives first and foremost. The national other family members is essential. Other than registration transplant list administrators are strict in making sure all papers, family support can help communicate the donor's donations are handled fairly and ethically. intent in times of medical emergencies. To learn steps on becoming an organ and tissue registered donor, see Capino reveals, \"I also think people tend not to want to donate (to an anonymous recipient) because, in their minds, they want to be useful to family if needed.\" Indeed, current statistics for living organ transplants show One day, Caroline Capino aspires to need her suitcase no that three in every four donors are biologically related. longer. She dreams of someday enjoying the best souvenir These numbers show that while a family member may of all ― a healthy kidney. \"The donation would make a huge seem a patient's best chance for a transplant, the initial difference, possibly prolonging my life,\" she shared. compatibility is not always an exact match. Living donations indicate no life expectancy change for the person donating Visualize the packed suitcase now belonging to a living donor. but offers a better life for the person that obtains the gift of They are preparing for their voyage by giving the greatest gift a healthy organ. In considering organ and tissue donations, of life. Now, envision your entryway at home. Is your space you can potentially save and improve the lives of at least 75 vacant or suitcase-ready? 2 0 2 0 O C TO B E R | 13

Farm Girls in Fayetteville Legacy Women Farm Owners and Operators (L to R): Beth Gillis Willis, Kelly Edens Archambault and Renea Hubbard Clark By Kelly Edens Archambault and Carolyn “Renea” Hubbard Clark C umberland County has a rich history of agriculture. shopping centers along Gillis Hill and Raeford Roads. Family Many people in the area are familiar with the growth has led to the original farm being divided into four names of the original farm families in the western smaller farms to make room for multiple generations. portion of the county, including MacPherson, McFadyen, Harris, Evans, Guy, Gillis, Hubbard and Edens, to Today, Willis and her brother, David Gillis, head up name a few. Most of these farms have been sold to make Contentment Farm, while their brother John leads Gillis way for urbanization, but a handful of legacy farms are still Hill Farm. Cousins of the siblings oversee Gillis Hill Road in operation today. The women of these families play an Produce and Gillis Farms, Inc. The four entities are all essential role in their farms. located side-by-side , still operated by Gillis ancestors. To integrate these farms into an ever-changing market, the Gillis Farms Beth Gillis Willis is part Gillis family added agritourism, an ice of the seventh generation of her cream shop and produce stand, and family that still work the same land they also sell agricultural products. As today. The Gillis family moved to the a child, Willis began working on her area in the 1700s and acquired their family farm when she was 8-years- land by a land grant. In America, old, handing and stringing tobacco starting in the 16th century, land and later, doing fieldwork. In her 20s, grants were given to establish she took over administration of the settlements, missions and farms. office and brokerage of commodities. Contentment Farm continues to grow The Gillis farm initially used water grain crops, raise livestock and sell power to run a grist mill and sawmill. firewood, timber, horse feed, deer corn, The family had two cotton gins and wheat straw, chicken feed and other timber and turpentine operations. agricultural products. Additionally, they raised watermelons, cotton, small grains, tobacco and livestock. Today, electricity has replaced Hubbard Farms I, Carolyn “Renea” Hubbard Clark, have water power, and the farm hums to the tune of mostly fond memories of growing up on my family’s farm. Loading mechanical labor. Urban sprawl has been an obstacle, hay, chopping firewood, raising vegetables and livestock, as the farm is closely surrounded by neighborhoods and stacking bags of oats with my Papa Jack and riding the Kelly Edens Archambault is a graduate of North Carolina State University. In addition to her work on the farm, she manages rental property and serves as the Hoke County Farm Bureau president, with the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., and on the Hoke County Cooperative Extension advisory board. 14 | O C TO B E R 2 0 2 0

tractor with my dad are among memories I recall. Hubbard Farms has been in my family since 1896 when my great- great-grandfather, John Henry McIllwinen, moved to Fayetteville from Gibson, North Carolina. My family has banded together through the years to keep the farm in the family. My great-grandfather, John Kerr Hubbard, used his pension after World War I to pay taxes to save some of the acreages. After the Great Depression, they faced land acquisition of 500 acres by the government to form a part of Fort Bragg. Neighboring farmers joined together in a legal battle and were able to obtain a higher compensation per acre but still did not receive fair market value. The Hubbard family grew cotton, tobacco and grain crops. portion of the farm, including the homeplace. He was My ancestors raised livestock and worked their fields only 17 but still managed to save the farm and work the with 12 mules. In 1946, they added a dairy and sold their land until his health failed. They grew tobacco, cotton and milk to Sycamore Dairy. My papa, Jack Hubbard, was a small grains and raised cattle. Fertilizer and seed sales pioneer in the hog industry. Along with his two sons, he were incorporated to help make ends meet. By the time sold Appaloosa horses, feed, hay and produce locally. As my father, Edgar Edens III, took charge, urban sprawl had time passed, tobacco, hogs, and milk required mechanical spread. Due to the high demand for land for commercial updating and were eliminated from the operation. Urban development, much of the rented land the Edens farmed sprawl surrounded the farm, so the family purchased land was sold and developed. To retain the number of acres on the outskirts of Cumberland County. Today, we produce needed to sustain the farm, my family sold a portion of grain crops, cotton and cattle. The women on the farm the homeplace to purchase more acres in Hoke County, participate in everything from moving equipment during shifting the main operation there. The farm continues today the night to avoid traffic, feeding livestock, operating and has grown a little each year. When tobacco became machinery, bookkeeping and more. My parents, Johnnie less profitable, my father formed Hoke Robeson Gin, still and Carol; brother, John; son, Davis; Uncle Bill and Aunt a significant part of the farm, in addition to cotton and Laurie and their families all live and work on the farm. grain crops. I returned to the farm after college to handle Family members perform more than 90% of all the labor, the office work, assist at the gin, sell crop insurance and which keeps our farm self-sufficient. manage development work at the original farmland in Cumberland County. Edens Farms I, Kelly Edens Archambault, grew up on Edens Farms just down the road from Hubbard Farms. Though We, along with Willis, have grown up and remained on I remain their neighbor after facing many of the same family farms. Though passionate about the agricultural obstacles to farming as the Hubbards, Edens Farms took a industry, the future of farming is uncertain due to declining different path. Our original family farm in Rowland, North prices and increasing production costs. However, by Carolina, could not sustain 12 Edens’ children indefinitely. instilling a love for agriculture into our youth, we are Therefore, my great-great-grandfather purchased land hopeful that our family farms will continue to persevere for in Cumberland County for two of his sons. My great- generations to come. Working with family, watching crops grandfather, Edgar Edens Sr., and his brother, Herman, grow and helping to cultivate and distribute high quality moved here to farm the new land in 1904. Their father locally grown products that help feed America make farm promised if they worked the land successfully, they would life valuable and fulfilling. We, and farm women like us, are inherit it. Sadly, during the Great Depression, their father proud to preserve the land and family legacies. died without a will. This unfortunate circumstance forced the brothers to buy out their siblings to keep the farm. During a difficult financial time when Edgar Edens Sr. was in poor health, my grandfather, Edgar Edens Jr., sought help from the Hubbard and Harris families to retain a Carolyn “Renea” Hubbard Clark, worked at the plant pathology department at North Carolina State University after college and is a former Farm Service Agency employee. Along with her work at the farm, she helps her husband David manage his family’s rental properties. 2 0 2 0 O C TO B E R | 15

By Mindy Love A s another summer fades in the rearview mirror, numerous websites and in this magazine. Women’s View thoughts naturally turn toward fall. Cooler days are Magazine also shares recipes from @ncfoodfinds, the food quickly approaching, bringing to mind the sights, Instagram of Harnett County’s Hannah Willoughby. Don’t the scents and tastes of fall. Whether it’s tailgating at a discount the benefit of cooking groups and forums. football game, gathering with family and friends around a bonfire or whatever social distancing allows this season, Pin it! food is one thing that always brings groups together. Probably one of the easiest places to search and save recipes is Pinterest, the “visual discovery search engine” that In the south, apples, pecans and pumpkins signal sweater allows users to search for just about anything. Bloggers, weather and pumpkin spice everything, even when the influencers and magazines alike post Pinterest visuals. mercury is hovering in the 80s. North Carolina ranks Users create “boards” to “pin” or bookmark these favorite seventh in the United States for apple production, produces ideas, creating themed virtual photo albums. This tech 3-5 million pounds of pecans each year and ranks in the tool offers a fantastic way to find new ideas for just about top 10 for pumpkin production. These savory and sweet anything, from decor and DIY to cooking and new recipes. fall crops are a big part of #GotToBeNC agriculture and a feature on tables and tailgates alike across the state. There’s an app for that. Phones or tablets are a great way to find and store new No matter what things look like this fall, one thing is recipes. Well-followed bloggers-turned-TV personalities, sure ― not many women want to spend a great deal of including \"The Pioneer Woman\" Ree Drummond and Molly time bustling away in the kitchen during their little bit of Yeh of \"My Name is Yeh,\" have recipes highlighted on some downtime. Girls just want to have fun! So, what if everything of the best-rated, download-free food recipes apps. Tasty, from shopping to meal prep and serving ideas for Food Network, Yummly Recipes, Epicurious, Allrecipes and scrumptious meals were available on a smartphone, tablet NYT Cooking are foodie favorites. Expand your culinary or laptop? They are, and the following provides ideas for horizons and try searching for new recipes via apps. finding new recipes and fall-flavored foods to try. Perks include the allowance to save and organize favorite recipes for easy retrieval and help with shopping lists and BRINGING TECHNOLOGY TO THE TABLE ingredient sources. Get social. The digital age allows people to connect with the world in Special delivery. seconds, and the network to food is no exception. Social Sign up for daily or weekly meal inspiration from favorite media notifications from favorite bloggers on social media bloggers. Some of the best-ranked food blogs in the sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pop up right on United States include Damn Delicious, Smitten Kitchen the phone or tablet. Popular southern blogger A Spicy and the Stay at Home Chef. Not only do many bloggers Southern Kitchen is a highly ranked food blog based out deliver inspiration via email regularly, but they also provide of Fort Mill, South Carolina. Recipes from Fayetteville’s resources like cooking videos for tutorials and ingredient Katie Crenshaw, blogger at A Fork’s Tale, are featured on lists for shopping assistance. 16 | O C TO B E R 2 0 2 0

FROM BLOG TO KITCHEN ― APPETIZING AUTUMN RECIPES For a cup full of fall, try this drink recipe and photos below from Fayetteville foodie Katie Crenshaw's popular blog, A Fork’s Tale. APPLE PIE SANGRIA Serves 10 Ingredients 1 Bottle chardonnay wine 1 1/2 cup Apple Pie Moonshine 3 cups Apple Cider 2 cinnamon sticks 1 Granny Smith apple, sliced 2 Honeycrisp apples, sliced Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a large dispenser. Refrigerate four or more hours. This Italian-flavored pumpkin recipe is featured on the blog, Yellow Bliss Road. PUMPKIN ALFREDO Serves 6 Ingredients 1 lb. fettuccine cooked to al dente, reserving 1 cup of pasta water 6 tablespoons butter 2 garlic cloves minced 1 cup pumpkin puree, not pie filling 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 2/3 cup half & half 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese off the block 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley Instructions Bring a stockpot of water to a boil over high heat. Add a teaspoon of salt to the boiling water, and then add fettuccine. Cook until al dente. Reserve about 1 cup of the pasta water. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in garlic and cook for about a minute, careful not to burn. Stir in half & half, Parmesan, pumpkin and nutmeg. Stir until sauce is heated through and cheese is melted. Stir in pasta water, about 1/4 cup at a time, until the sauce is the desired consistency. Add pasta and cook over medium-high heat until sauce is smooth, and pasta is well coated 1-2 minutes. Divide into bowls and garnish with fresh chopped parsley and fresh grated Parmesan, if desired. Serve and enjoy. 2 0 2 0 O C TO B E R | 17

File this next recipe from the blog, olive oil and water to the center of the spray. Gently move your dough to rest A Wicked Whisk, under well. Whisk eggs together lightly. on top of your ravioli tray and lightly “freezes beautifully.” Maintain the well. press down on the dough by placing the press tray on top to create the PUMPKIN RAVIOLI IN Using your hands, start combining well. Gently remove the press tray and APPLE SAGE BUTTER the flour and the egg mixture into a using a spoon, fill the ravioli wells with dough. Then start kneading it together the pumpkin filling, taking care not Serves 8 and folding the dough on top of itself to overfill. over and over for about 10 minutes. Ingredients Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in Roll out another sheet of dough Ravioli Dough plastic wrap and let it sit undisturbed precisely like the first and lay it gently 3 cups all-purpose flour on the kitchen counter for one hour. on top of the filled ravioli. With the 1 teaspoon salt rolling pin, roll the dough lightly to seal 3 large eggs To Make the Pumpkin Ravioli Filling the ravioli. Carefully remove the excess 1 tablespoon olive oil While the dough rests, make the dough from the edges of the frame 2 teaspoons water and lightly run your finger down all of extra flour for rolling the cross grooves to make Pumpkin Ravioli Filling sure all sides of your ravioli 1 cup ricotta cheese are sealed. 3/4 cup pumpkin puree 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, Lift the tray and carefully turn upside down on a parchment grated paper-lined baking tray. The 1 large egg ravioli should easily release 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder from the tray. Separate the 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon pieces. Collect the dough 1/2 teaspoon allspice scraps and reroll to make 2 tablespoons another batch of ravioli. Set some ravioli aside to freeze if brown sugar desired. 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin ravioli filling by combining Add fresh ravioli to a pot of boiling cayenne powder ricotta and pumpkin in a large mixing water and cook for 5-6 minutes. While 1 teaspoon salt bowl. Add Parmesan, egg, garlic the ravioli cooks, add chopped nuts to 1/4 teaspoon pepper powder, brown sugar and spices. a small pan and toast over medium- Combine and set aside. high heat. Stir often. Cook for 3-4 nonstick cooking spray minutes or until the nuts become To Make the Pumpkin Ravioli fragrant. Once toasted, remove from Apple Sage Butter Once the dough has rested for 1 hour, heat and set aside. Next, add butter to 1/2 cup butter unwrap it and tear off a chunk about a large skillet and melt over medium- 16-18 fresh sage leaves the size of a tennis ball. Flour the high heat. Add diced apple and apple work surface and add some on the cider vinegar and cook for 2-3 minutes. chopped or ripped top of the dough. Using a rolling pin, Add chopped fresh sage and cook 1 Gala or Honeycrisp start rolling the dough out and away, for 2-3 minutes, allowing the mixture back and forth and side to side until to sizzle and fry. Once the ravioli has apple, peeled, cored rectangular shapes about 16 inches cooked, drain the water and add the and diced long and about 10 inches wide form. pumpkin ravioli to the sage butter and 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar Lightly coat the top and bottom of the stir to coat. Serve immediately and top 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans ravioli press tray with nonstick cooking with the toasted nuts. Instructions To Make the Ravioli Dough On a clean countertop, add flour and salt. Mix lightly with a fork to combine. Using your hand, make a well in the middle of the flour. Next, add eggs, 18 | O C TO B E R 2 0 2 0

The blogger at Mom Loves Baking proves desserts can Just in time for fall, this classic haystack recipe and taste good and be good for you, too. photo come from @aforkstale. CHOCOLATE TURTLE APPLE SLICES PEANUT BUTTER HAYSTACKS with pecans Preparation time: 30 minutes or less Serves 12 slices Serves 24 Ingredients Ingredients 2 very large Fuji apples 12 ounces salted peanuts 3 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 5 ounces chow mein noodles 1 tablespoon refined coconut oil 2 cups butterscotch chips 1 cup caramels, melted 3 tablespoons peanut butter Chopped pecans Instructions Instructions Combine peanuts and chow mein noodles in a large Slice apples into ½-inch pieces. With a knife, make a little mixing bowl and set aside. slit in the bottom of each apple slice to make it easier to insert a Popsicle stick. Insert a Popsicle stick into apple slice. Combine butterscotch chips and peanut butter in Set aside. Optional: Remove apple seeds before dipping. microwave-safe bowl.In a microwave, melt peanut butter and butterscotch chips for 1-2 minutes, pausing In a medium bowl, melt chocolate chips in the microwave every 30 seconds to stir. Add melted butterscotch and on high for about 2 minutes in 30-second intervals, as to not peanut butter to peanuts and chow mein. Stir and coat overheat the chocolate. Stir in coconut oil until smooth. Dip evenly. apple slices in chocolate and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Refrigerate to set, about 5 minutes.Store in an airtight Place caramels in microwave-safe bowl and microwave on container at room temperature. high for 45-60 seconds. Don’t overheat. Stir until smooth. Drizzle melted caramel over chocolate and sprinkle Fun variations: with pecans. • Omit the peanut butter and add 2 cups of Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Serve and enjoy immediately. chocolate chips. Apples are best on the first day. Store in refrigerator. • Replace chow mein with potatoes sticks. Note: For best results, follow the chocolate chip and • Omit chow mein noodles and replace with 6 cups caramel packages for melting instructions. of cornflakes. • Add 3 cups of miniature marshmallows and omit peanuts for a gooey variety. • Replace butterscotch chips with white chocolate. • Replace chow mein noodles with Chex mix. • Use pretzel sticks in place of chow mein noodles. 2 0 2 0 O C TO B E R | 19

4-H youth gather for a photo. Head, Heart, Hands and Health ― The Foundation of 4-H \"4-H Grows Here\" is more than just a national campaign \"Learn by Doing\" is the motto of 4-H programs across the promoting the land-grant universities' signature youth world. 4-H programs in Africa are helping meet the growing development program. Here in Cumberland County, it is food needs of the world by teaching agriculture to the next a promise to the youth and volunteers that we at 4-H will generation. Youth with parents who serve in the military invest in and cultivate relationships that will last a lifetime. know that no matter where they are stationed, 4-H will be This promise is kept through varied programming ― in- a consistent pillar of youth programming at every military school enrichment services, individual interest clubs, installation around the world. Youth at Fort Bragg have the community groups and camping opportunities. Through pleasure of learning from leaders that have also served in these initiatives and more, the 4-H organization fulfills its such places as Germany and Japan. The clover, the symbol mission of \"engaging youth to reach their fullest potential of 4-H, brings together the best of the best in providing while advancing the field of youth development.\" The quality programs to youth, no matter where they are. mission becomes laser-focused during National 4-H Week, Oct. 6-12. As the times changed and evolved, the number of farming families decreased, and the move to more urban areas Traditionally, 4-H has been thought of as a program just increased. The focus of 4-H programming changed with the for country kids. People imagine youth working with their times. Today's youth are a bit more removed from rural life show lambs getting ready for the State Fair or tending their and now participate more in STEM ― science, technology, gardens through harvest time. This is 4-H, but the program engineering and mathematics ― activities, personal is also much more. Our start began in the early 1900s with development and leadership workshops and practicing canning clubs for girls and corn clubs for boys. The land- life skills. These life skills bring learning to life through the grant university system wanted to provide information to sharing of their 4-H projects with others. Public speaking, families on best practices in farming and food preservation, documentation and self-determination are only a few so it started with youth. Here in North Carolina, our land- things that sprout in the youth from their experiences. grant universities are North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T. Because of these learning opportunities Case in Point: 4-H member Fabian Horton. Involved in 4-H provided through these universities through 4-H, families for eight years, he has grown up with the program. His were able to increase their crop yields and practice safer inquisitiveness served him well, landing him at a national food preservation methods for happier and healthier 4-H event this past winter. One day, while helping set up families. Youth in these programs learned many life skills for the local county fair, Horton had a conversation with a that are often difficult to teach ― resiliency, self-efficacy, Master Gardener™ about pollinators, specifically monarch determination, responsibility, teamwork ― and the list goes butterflies. This little introduction sparked a passion for on. Learning by doing is a fantastic teacher. Horton, and he was soon researching ways he could help Jessica Drake is the 4-H agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Cumberland County Center. Reach her at 910-321-6867 or via email at [email protected] 20 | O C TO B E R 2 0 2 0

4-H icons (L to R): Mable Murray, Willie Geddie and Eleanor Getz the endangered species. Mapping out the milkweed that often judges 4-H events. Both women still serve on the grows best in each continental U.S. region, this young man Cumberland County 4-H Foundation Board and are mailed seeds to friends and families in every state. Next, recognized as Hall of Fame members at the 4-H Museum at Fabian submitted 4-H project records to document his Camp Millstone in Ellerbe, North Carolina. work and made presentations in front of various audiences. He took a victory lap when his garden was recognized as an When Getz, who has also been nationally recognized for her official station along the migration path. dedication to the program, was asked why she continues being a part of 4-H, she replied, \"I grew up in 4-H and truly Alizdair Ray, another youth originally from Florida, has believe it is a way of life.\" been involved in 4-H since age five. Upon moving to Cumberland County when he Likewise, Murray has taught was 7, Alizdair has taken on many several generations of youth the service projects that have served the art of gardening, sewing and food community, including making cards preservation in addition to ongoing for convalescent homes and working community service efforts in on elderly neighbors' yards during empowering older teens to mentor the recent COVID-19 outbreak. His younger youth to the success of both. dedication to and enthusiasm for 4-H and the community shows every day The home of the Hall of Fame, Camp through his involvement in multiple Millstone, is also the new home 4-H and civic clubs. of The House That Peanuts Built. Located initially along Ramsey Street Marla Hughes is a spunky, animal- until the early 2000s, the house is loving teen who got involved in 4-H through a local a quaint white, A-frame that illustrates the success youth homeschooling cooperative. Through what she learned in can achieve with hard work. The backstory of the house is 4-H, Hughes rose to become an effective leader. She helped nothing short of inspirational. charter a new teen 4-H Club, attended several statewide citizenship programs and started a pet-sitting business for During the Depression, a young boy named Rudolph different kinds of animals. Ellis started a 4-H project of growing, roasting and selling peanuts. Several years later, he was able to use the funds None of these opportunities would have been possible from this project to build a house for his parents. When without the dedicated volunteers that help bring these the area was set for development in the early 2000s, his opportunities to our youth. Here in Cumberland County, we daughter helped bring the house to Ellerbe, where it have two volunteers who have served for over 50 years: Ms. houses the over-100-year history of 4-H in North Carolina. Eleanore Getz and Ms. Mable Murray. No matter your interests, 4-H is for everyone. Youth Getz is a 4-H legacy, and even after her club leader programs are for ages 5-18, and adults over the age of 21 can days came to an end, she still sits on many boards and also be involved by volunteering their time and talents. 2 0 2 0 O C TO B E R | 21

Bad Habits That May Be Affecting Your Appearance A Staff Report W ho doesn’t want to look and feel her best? Wearing dark nail polish. Many women go to great lengths in the Polishing nails particular colors can coordinate with style name of beauty. But not every beauty tip trends. Women who regularly polish their nails with dark or practice is beneficial. Women may be hues and leave the color on too long may find their nails become discolored, especially after using less expensive tempted to repeat bad beauty habits when they achieve polishes with powerful dyes. Change nail colors and give nails time to recover between applications. the desired results, but doing so can put their bodies at risk. Using dirty makeup brushes. Cosmetics can completely Turning a blind eye to these habits is never a good idea. transform appearance, often with minimal effort. By failing Here are common mistakes women make that impact to clean brushes after frequent use, women are potentially appearance and health. Use this list to evaluate your beauty exposing themselves to bacteria and other microorganisms that congregate on brushes and applicators. These bacteria routines today to see if changes are warranted. eventually can spread into the beauty products themselves. Failure to drink enough water. Popping pimples. The temptation to pop pimples One of the most effective ways to nurture skin comes right is significant. The wellness resource Verywell Health out of the tap in the kitchen sink. When people forget to says popping pimples forces pore debris deeper into drink adequate amounts of water, loss of fluids can result follicles, can make blemishes worse and increases the in dry skin that may have a tired, faded look. Even subtle chances of developing acne scars and post-inflammatory wrinkles may become more pronounced as a result. hyperpigmentation. Use a warm compress on pimples to speed up the natural healing process instead. Tan from the sun or tanning beds. A warm, golden glow is a hallmark of long days spent Taking hot showers. outside. Many women aspire to have a beautiful tanned While this may be more of a concern in winter, when a look and will tan in the sun or at a salon. Dermatologists steamy shower is the perfect way to chase away the chill, warn that ultraviolet rays that come from the sun or water that is too hot can remove a layer of the protective tanning beds can be very harmful to the skin, even if you do oils on skin and hair. Moderate the temperature instead. not burn. Premature aging and skin cancer are two risks. 22 || O C TO B E R 22002200

The Role of Security When Using Social Media A Staff Report S ocial media is a significant part of daily life information like their childhood address or pets’ names for people across the globe. According to the when creating passwords for bank accounts or other password-protected sites. Sharing such insider information 2018 Global Digital suite of reports from We on social media gives criminals a backdoor through which Are Social and Hootsuite, more than 3 billion they might be able to access your sensitive information. people now use social media more than once per month. Social media is now such a routine part of life that it can be Lock your devices. The 2018 Global Digital suite of reports easy to overlook security when using it. But taking security indicated that 90% of the 3 billion global social media for granted when using social media can make people users access platforms via mobile devices. If your devices, vulnerable to criminals, who can use social media to access including smartphones and tablets, aren’t locked, criminals a wealth of personal information about their victims. A can access them via Wi-Fi wherever you go. Always lock relaxed attitude can make people more vulnerable not only your devices, and make sure sensitive information is to crimes such as identity theft, but also violent crimes. encrypted if it’s being stored on your mobile devices. For example, according to GuardChild, a group founded by parents with a goal of protecting children in the digital Be on the lookout for the obvious. Email-based scams age, 33% of all internet-initiated sex crimes involve social are still widely in use, even though many users may think networking sites. that such scams are a thing of the past. The digital security experts at Norton note that email phishing scams are still Thankfully, prioritizing security in regard to social media is used because they still work, having recently been used easy and won’t take the enjoyment out of engaging with to hack into private businesses and even government others on platforms like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. The organizations. These scams, when effective, can be used following are some security measures social media users to provide criminals with access to email and social media can take to protect themselves. accounts. It’s important that social media users stay alert to all potential security threats, even those they might think Avoid being overly personal. Always think before sharing are too simple to work. personal information via social media. Even sharing something as innocuous as the name of the street where Social media users must prioritize security when accessing you grew up can provide an avenue for cyber criminals their accounts to ensure they can safely connect with to access your personal information. Many people use friends and colleagues. 22002200 OOCCTTOOBBEERR || 2233

Fanciful Fruit Art for All Occasions By Kay Bullard W ho doesn’t love fall and the season of apple the inside of the pumpkin or melon; a pattern such as a cider, hayrides and all things pumpkin? As simple drawing out of a coloring book, clip art or something a former pumpkin farmer, I started carving you can trace; painters tape to fasten your pattern to the pumpkin and a sharp paring knife or X-ACTO® knife for pumpkins many years ago. My pumpkin- carving your design. carving artistry came full circle when I needed to provide In addition to those items, an inexpensive wood-carving set from a craft store will provide you with all of the tools you some decorations for an annual Environmental Educators need to make the most intricate designs. of North Carolina conference being held in Fayetteville in Picking Your Fruit When picking out your pumpkin or melon, always look for November 2006. My inspiration was found in several of a firm stem. For a pumpkin, you don’t have to stick with orange ― you’ll find quite a variety of colors from which the fall magazines that year and the pumpkin patch on to choose. The shape of your pumpkin will vary with your design plan. Wash the fruit and spray with a bleach spray our farm. or wipe it with a disinfectant wipe. This measure helps to get rid of bacteria that cause the pumpkin or melon to rot After such a good time with those pumpkins, I explored quickly once it is cut. If you plan to illuminate your pumpkin, some pumpkin-carving tutorials online and discovered a cut a hole at the bottom and use the metal spoon to clean new seasonal hobby. My pumpkin carving expanded to out the pulp and seeds. I prefer making the hole at the carving watermelons that year when our summer crop of bottom of the pumpkin because you can set the pumpkin watermelons was ready. Here are some lessons I learned on top of your light, and the stem stays in place. from my venture into the fruitful arts. Carving Tools You do not need fancy tools to begin carving, as you can find everything that you need in your kitchen. Here is a quick list of what you need to gather to begin your carving adventure: one large metal spoon for cleaning Kay Bullard is a retired administrator and education coordinator of Cumberland Soil and Water Conservation District. She lives with her husband, Ray, on their farm in Stedman. 24 | O C TO B E R 2 0 2 0

Next, tape your pattern to the fruit and use your knife Wedding decor Centerpiece or X-ACTO blade to trace the outline of your design. Shading effects can be achieved by changing the 2 0 2 0 O C TO B E R | 25 thickness of the flesh, but for a brighter result, carve away more of the meat or scrape the flesh thinner from the inside. To help prolong the life of your fruit carving, you can use petroleum jelly or a cooking spray to cover your design. Monograms, silhouettes, cartoon characters and team logos are all popular designs, particularly for pumpkins, but you are not limited to just carving. Painting and embellishments can be used to make your pumpkin extraordinary. I find that adding fresh fruit, vegetables or flowers to a design makes for an attractive presentation. Rhinestones and glitter can also add some sparkle to your design. Pumpkins do not just light up your porch for Halloween. They can add a seasonal touch to parties as flower vases, fruit bowls or centerpieces. I hope that you will try your hand at fruit carving. All of your friends and family will be amazed at what can be achieved with a pretty pumpkin, a sun-kissed watermelon and a little bit of time.

Something to Crow About The Cape Fear Poultry Association G ot chicken? We do, and it’s something we love By Chris Ervay to crow about. The birthplace of The Cape Fear Poultry Association was the dining area of a instructions of these organizations in the hosting of a show McDonald’s restaurant in Fayetteville back in 2005. Three that is safe and healthy for the birds and exhibitors. Several individuals, myself included, who had a love for poultry, national breed organizations have meet-ups at shows came together and decided to begin a local poultry club. representing individual breeds, and these clubs may give Originally named the Cape Fear Feather Fanciers, the special awards to the exhibitor of the winning entry. inaugural public exhibit of about 100 chickens took place for this first poultry club in eastern North Carolina at the Following 2011, the club continued to grow, creating the Cumberland County Fair. need for more space than the annual fair allowed. Club leadership searched for a more suitable venue and pursued In 2010, the organization changed names and adopted a and selected the Johnston County Livestock Arena in club constitution, bylaws and a professionally designed Smithfield. The first show was held there in 2013, with logo. That fall and again approximately 300 birds entered. in the fall of 2011, CFPA official-sanctioned Fast forward to 2020, and the shows were held at the club now hosts two exhibitions Cumberland County per year, one in spring and Fair. The “sanctioning” of another in fall, at this same a show means that the venue. Numbers of entries club follows the rules average from 700 to 900 and regulations of the birds. Exhibitors come from umbrella organizations not only North Carolina, but of both the American also considerable distances Poultry Association and from the states of Virginia, The American Bantam Maryland, Pennsylvania, Associations. Wil Burton Kentucky, West Virginia, South of Winston-Salem was Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee the first official judge and Florida. The annual to preside at these APA show now includes a junior and ABA sanctioned component that allows youth shows in 2010 and 2011. ages 5-18 to exhibit birds. These youth also have an opportunity to participate in the CFPA is an associate member of the APA and the ABA. showmanship program sponsored by the Youth Exhibition These memberships permit us to host sanctioned shows, Poultry Association. To learn more about this program, see and exhibitors who hold an account with either of these organizations are eligible for certain benefits granted Today, our family-friendly organization consists of 42 by these organizations. Each members. Everyone is welcome, and our membership poultry entry is scored by judges includes families, men, women and children. Each of our licensed by the APA and ABA. The members has his or her favorite poultry breeds and color sanctioning guidelines also mean varieties, which may consist of large fowl chickens, bantam that the club must follow the chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea fowl. Each member’s poultry yards are set up to meet the needs of Contributing writer Chris Ervay dedicates this article to lifetime CFPA club member Carolyn Lynn. After raising and exhibiting Polish and Sultan chicken breeds as well as Guinea fowl for many years, she no longer raises poultry but helps with the administration, paperwork and planning of poultry shows. 26 | O C TO B E R 2 0 2 0

their breeds, whether they live in town or the country, according to specific preferences of each individual. A city may have zoning restrictions that must be met for poultry keeping. For reasons of safety and protection from predators, most exhibition poultry fanciers do not free- range their fowl, although exceptions exist. Several of our members have won national awards, competing with top breeders and exhibitors from across the country. Our club is a small part of a worldwide hobby that has many enthusiasts traveling nationwide to exhibit their poultry picks. New members are welcome at the CFPA. A membership form, as well as upcoming show information, is available on our website, The club holds meetings on the third Sunday of each month at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in the Harnett County town of Erwin, with the exceptions of June and July. At each meeting, discussions and planning time for annual poultry shows as well as programming about the breeding and showing of purebred poultry ensue. To celebrate our efforts, every summer our club enjoys a picnic at Howell Woods Park in Four Oaks, North Carolina. Good food, fellowship, fun, games and chicken chat are enjoyed by all. Are you interested in raising or showing chickens or other poultry? Show Poultry Central, found at https://www., is one of the best websites for information about shows in the country. The Poultry Press is a monthly printed publication also helpful for show savvy. Don’t forget social media as an additional source for growers, exhibitors and breeders. To this end, be sure to check out our club on Facebook and join us anytime. 2 0 2 0 O C TO B E R | 27

Family Fun for the Fall By Jessica Smith T he calendar has officially turned to the long- pumpkins, mums, gourds, pansies and all the other fall awaited month of October. The new season favorites each year. Check out their boiled peanuts or grab a brings all things pumpkin to town, as well meal from a scheduled food truck. Bring the kids for a visit as apple cider and fingers crossed, sweater to the market’s pumpkin patch, corn maze and playground ― giant bounce pillow included. The corn maze will be weather. The 2020 year has proven to derail the best-laid plans, but luckily not for this highly anticipated fall season. open from the first weekend in October through the first Many events around the area will still be taking place, with weekend in November. Check the market’s Facebook page minor adjustments. Here is a glimpse at where to go for @gillishillroadproduce for specific dates, times, prices and some fall fun. changes. The owners will also post announcements about hayrides on this site. Traditionally, Gillis Hill Road Produce Cape Fear Botanical Gardens has offered hayrides to the adjacent Gillis Hill Farm where Fayetteville’s own Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, located tours and ice cream have been available for purchase, but at 536 N Eastern Blvd., will be hosting the sixth year of plans for this year are tentative. Halloween in the BOO-tanical Garden. This family-friendly event will include trick or treating, hayrides and lawn games Gillis Hill Farm on the weekend of Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 For those interested in from 6-9 p.m. each night. Guests agritourism, Gillis Hill Farm are encouraged to come dressed is open Monday through in costume to walk the paths of the Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 garden, which will be illuminated p.m. The Gillis family has been by hundreds of carved jack-o- farming the same land for lanterns and lights in celebration nine generations, starting in of Halloween. Guests will enjoy the timber business, moving hands-on crafts, treats, candy and to traditional row crops and more, with refreshments available agritourism over the years. For for purchase. Bring your flashlights the price of an ice cream (or for outdoor exploration. Tickets are a $3 ticket), visitors can go $11 for nonmembers, $9 for garden on a self-guided tour of the members, $5 for children ages 2-12 working farm. and free for infants under 2. For COVID-19 updates, stay tuned to Gillis Hill also offers school the garden’s Facebook page and and group tours that run website, twice daily at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday through Friday. Gillis Hill Road Produce Group tours consist of a \"Farm This family-owned Fayetteville Life\" movie showing what it’s produce market at 2899 Gillis Hill like as a kid growing up on Rd. grows and/or sells fresh fall the farm, a historic walking produce like collards, sweet potatoes, tour, a wagon ride, animal The Smith family visits the pumpkin patch. Jessica Smith is a 28-year-old Fayetteville native and a former third-grade teacher at the northside Long Hill Elementary School. Married to Kenneth Smith Jr. and mother to Kenneth Wayne “KW” Smith III, she is the expectant mother to Raleigh Smith. 28 || O C TO B E R 22002200

Millstone Creek apple picking The Flashlight Maze will be open 7-10 p.m. Friday nights in October. Visitors can navigate the maze under the feeding and a seed kit to take home. The farm is located at stars. Fire pits can be reserved. 2701 Gillis Hill Rd. in Fayetteville. To schedule a tour or find additional information, call 910-867-2350 or visit Millstone Creek Orchards Millstone Creek Orchards is offering its guests all of the tastes of fall. This month the farm will host Pumpkin Pickin’ Hubb’s Farm Adventure days, featuring fresh-pressed apple cider, One of North Carolina’s fall fan favorites will still be hosting mouthwatering apple cider doughnuts, delicious dipped its annual Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch event Nov. 7. Get apples and more from Granny’s Kitchen. The orchard tickets online at The pumpkin patch also wants you to enjoy free weekend live music with and corn maze will be open to the public on Saturdays the Waterfront Fall Music Series, running each Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 1-6 p.m. The dates are and Sunday throughout October. The orchard is just a Sept. 26-Nov. 7. Weekday hours are yet to be set. short drive out of Fayetteville at 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd. in the town of Ramseur. Find out more at Other events offered by Hubb’s Farm this month will include Flashlight Maze Nights, a Fall Drive-In Movie Series and Sunflowers on the Farm. Hubb’s Farm is located at Ken’s Korny Corn Maze 10276 US Highway 421 North between Clinton and Dunn. Ken’s Korny Corn Maze prides itself on being North The Fall Drive-In Movie Series begins Sept. 26 and runs Carolina’s first and longest-running corn maze, featuring a every Saturday in October. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the 10-acre fall playground and 6-acre corn maze with over 2.5 movie starts at 8 p.m. Movie titles will be posted. miles of paths. The maze itself takes about 60-75 minutes to complete fully. Updates to Ken’s events will be listed on the website at Visit Ken’s Korny Corn maze at 3175 Benson Rd. in Garner. Gross Farms A visit to Gross Farms offers fun and entertainment for the whole family with sites and activities including a 10-acre corn maze, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, a play area and a picnic area. Visitors can purchase a combo ticket for access to everything or buy tickets for individual activities. Military and group discounts are available. Gross Farms is located at 1606 Pickett Road in Sandford.  Their corn maze and pumpkin patch season is from Sept. 26-Nov. 1. For information call 919-498-6727 or visit 22002200 OOCCTTOOBBEERR || 2299

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