Homemaking

Winter Wash Day Woes

The washhouse is near completion and there are much woes for a homestead lady on washday during the winter months.   After my husband drove me many times in the horseless carriage to my mother’s home loaded down with many baskets of laundry to wash in her electric machine, I realized there must be some …

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Busy Times

Early last Monday morning, Joe came knocking on our door.  We were just sitting down to breakfast and he says, “Get your things off the back porch washhouse, I am tearing it off today!”  Really?  We were not prepared, we never knew it would be that soon.  The kids and I could not do the …

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Simply Joys

There are so many things each day to be thankful for that I can hardly keep up.  Our family is so blessed.  We really have found a good balance in life and keeping life down to the simple needs of living makes for precious fellowship as a family.  Days are so full.  We work.  We …

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All Settled In

We are now living off grid and loving the new adventure that it has become for our family.  Each day we learn more and more as we live.  There is just so much to be thankful for.  Working hand in hand with the children each day has become such a joy.  When work fills the …

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Old Fashioned

Fashion or Old Fashioned? Homesteaders are like pioneers.  While the rest of society is marching to the beat of pop culture, we are marching out to the barn to milk the family cow.  My husband and I were public-schooled and had the opportunity to be caught up in the popularity contest of fashions and fads. We …

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