Gateway to History: Group focuses on preserving scenic byway in south Madison County
THE LAND CAN KILL YOU.
That’s what Michael Yerger’s grandfather used to say to him. The land will kill you – but if you learn the secrets of the Yazoo clay, when to dig and when not to dig, as the tenant farmers did a couple hundred years ago, it’ll be easy.
“You dig in the spring, let it go in the summer, and try not to let it burn up,” Yerger said.