The current painting on our Locals landing page is Peter de Wint's ‘A Cornfield’ (1815). Painted as the Napoleonic Wars were ending , as was the premium that the British government placed on domestic agriculture due to Napoleon's attempted 'Continental System/Blockade' which had severely limited trade. The harvest scene in the painting reassuringly stood for social harmony and security that was soon to end. The infamous "Corn Laws" were to follow (also 1815) which gutted small and medium farmers because of their protectionist nature and intent on keeping the large land owning class content with a monopoly on wheat, oat, and corn pricing.
This idyllic pastoral scene that de Wint painted would soon be replaced by mass unrest. Food prices increased, unemployment grew and rioting soon followed. The Corn Laws were not repelled until 1846.
The painting is currently displayed at the Victoria and Albert museum in London.
It’s taken us a bit to catch our breath from the effort it took to move ourselves from CT to AK! We have been here 3 months already and are settling nicely into an amazing next part of our lives!
I will soon be deleting this site. It is time for other adventures in life. I would like to thank all who came by and said hello. I wish you all the very best.
pic - Mill Bay Beach Aurora 1-15-23
The video is professional quality work.
What a heartbreak and tragedy that Matt died so young.
Welcome to All Good Things.
We are Debbie-Lynn and micah6vs8. Our friends call us Deb and Sean. We have been a couple for over 31 years, have been married for 27 years, and have three children. We spent many years homeschooling them and focusing on our family. Now that our boys are young men, we find ourselves in a time of transition.
We have learned and shared much on our journey through life including, marriage/family issues, parenting, homeschooling, religion/spirituality, art (music, film, literature), history, current events (politics and culture), mental health/wellness, and travel.
And now we would like to bring you into the conversation. Welcome. We hope you find something of interest and can warm yourself by the fire.
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