Knot II Bragg Farm
|Great, Great, Great Aunt Sarah A Randall was a women well before her time! She was a direct descendant of the Lords and Ladies of the Randall Estate in London England. ( The Randall Estate provided the medicinal herbs and elegant soaps used by the King and Queen of England.)
In the 1870's Sarah A. Randall became a nurse. Then a Dr. of Osteopathy, a bone Doctor.
Sarah was a well off, attractive, intelligent young women of good family. She was aided and encouraged to pursue her passion in medicine. It was accepted at the time, that she would give up all the foolishness when she met a good man to marry. But when Sarah informed the family, that she had no interest in marriage and intended to practice as a Doctor. Sarah became a scandal overnight. In a time when showing ones ankles was a scandal. A young unmarried women who observed and touched naked body parts was indeed a scandal. In many parts of the family Sarah's name was not allowed to be mentioned. So although Sarah lived to be 64 and practiced medicine in Aroostook county, all that time. She disappeared in her own life time.
|Great grandmother Carrie Turner Alley was a wife , mother and lay Doctor and midwife. She traveled where she was needed and practiced in Mapleton, Ashland, Castle Hill, Washburn, Wade, and Crouseville area.
Carrie was solidly built and stood 4' 11". She was a twin. Great grandmother Carrie was a pleasant, happy women with a delightful gift to gab. She was also a very fine horsewoman and could often be seen making her rounds behind her dapple grey Gelding, Phil.
|Natalia Bragg is a practicing Herbalist of 52 years. She has traveled and taught her craft on and off the Knot II Bragg Farm for the last 25 years. Natalia is a founding member of the Aroostook County Herb Association.
Natalia carries on the herbal culture and the traditions of six generations of healing women. She has created and maintains the "Old Log Drivers" herbal product line.