Hammy Hocks and the Southern Harvest is a delightfully illustrated story and project book for children of all ages. It is a humorous look at precious watercolor illustrations of a cartoon pig family teaching their piglet children how to can their harvest, while living on their farm in the deep south. All characters and illustrations were created by author and illustrator, Eslye Lee Moore. The colorful illustrations are based on the memories of her families' old pre Civil War home place in Crawford County, Georgia near her grandmother's home in Lizella.
"It is a treat to portray one's family history in such a colorful humorus way," says eslye about her first children's book. "The recipes in Hammy Hocks were found in an old attic when I visited the annual "Chittlin' Strut' in Sally, South Carolina in the early 70's. Hammy Hocks will teach young cooks the art of canning with supervision from adults."
The potograph of me with my son Olan and Alowisious(big Al the dog) was taken by my friend Nancy Renfroe in Manhatten, at my son's art showing with Ward Nasse in July 2007
I am a artist, with many years of working for architects, engineers, city planners. My work in graphics and free lance art led to historic preservation for my home town,Macon, Georgia, leading to the pleasure of .a very interesting life meeting all the beautiful People who loved history and art..My volunteer work for a Cherry Blossom Poster for Macon, Georgia's Cherry Blossom Festival,1986, gained a credit from the Queen Mother of England..I'm a proud member of the National League of American Pen Women, with my name on a stone in Pen Women's Gardens, Stone Mountain, Georgia. It is thrilling to finally share my books, that tell stories of some who have passed through the years of my life, and giving some form of immortallity to it all... We are touched by the soul of each person who passes through our life, ..The portals of our own soul are many, I believe, one for each person we share a portal ,,,,Memories flood back, and the heart fills with the very warmth of the moments shared.