Vurpar, Romania
Vurpar Street
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Horses abound in Vurpar. They pull carts, they carry loads, and they serve as transportation. Many families have a horse as an important part of their farm business.
Pig Butchering
In the fall a family butchers a pig, if they have one. It is hard work. The daylong effort results in a larder full of meat for the winter. Not only do people raise their own meat, they grow vegetables, spices and herbs. Consequently, food in Vurpar is very tasty!
Another source of food, clothing and an important source of income for Vurpar is its sheep. Up to pasture in the spring, down from pasture in the fall, the shepherd is a lonely, but important person with his own attendant folklore in Romania.
Wine in Cellar
Grapes yield wine, plums make tuica brandy, grains make beer, and people still bake bread at home in Vurpar. Often the basement of a house holds a store of finished goods and ingredients.
Winter Supplies
There is one small grocery store in Vurpar and the prices of finished products are too high for the average resident. Everything from the garden becomes canned goods for the winter. They are stored in the basement and grace the table during the winter.
The 2,400 people who live in Vurpar are self-sufficient and self-reliant. Each village farm is a self-contained unit which produces the bulk of its own food and drink. Villagers help each other during harvest and slaughter times. They work together in Vurpar.


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Vurpar Project, St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church,
% Jim Sack
902 West Rudisill Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46807.

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