My great grandmother had a farm in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. They grew most of their food and butchered their meat. Reuben Dameron was the man who plowed my great grandfathers field with a mule. My mom (Shirley), as a child, would follow Reuben with the plow and right behind her would be her pet chicken, Top Knotty.
My grandmother with her small kitchen and very little counter space would whip up the best biscuits and dumplings. My great grandmother, mamaw, would go out and grab a chicken, ring its neck and serve the best stewed chicken and dumplings. It’s a dish that would make you cry!