Tom Stegall at the Stegall Mill in Marshville, NC. When I asked if I could take a photo of him, he said, “Are you going to send it to Obama?”
He gave me directions to his farm and I went out and looked at his barn. He raises these gourds and puts 45 of them up on poles for as nests for the Martins, which he says come in the Spring and stay until July. (They perform aerial acrobatics while catching flying insects.)
He gave me a recipe for cooking a possum (with sweet potatoes).