Lauren and Mikaela--identical twins living on opposite coasts--blog about the story of life and their adventures in faith.

10.13.2009

Little House in the Big World





"The little house was fairly bursting with good food stored away for the long winter. The pantry and the shed and the cellar were full, and so was the attic.
"Laura and Mary must play in the house now, for it was cold outdoors and the brown leaves were all falling from the trees. The fire in the cookstove never went out. At night, Pa banked it with ashes to keep the coals alive till morning.









"The attic was a lovely place to play. The large, round, colored pumpkins made beautiful chairs and tables. The red peppers and the onions dangled overhead. The hams and venison hung in their paper wrappings, and all the bunches of dried herbs, the spicy herbs for cooking and the bitter herbs for medicine, gave the place a dusty-spicy smell.



"Often the wind howled outside with a cold and lonesome sound. But in the attic Laura and Mary played house with the squashes and the pumpkins, and everything was snug and cozy."
~From Chapter One of Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder


6 comments:

  1. Oh, I love the many colors of jars lining the pantry! Canning and putting away food for the winter is such a rewarding task, isn't it? Betsy Castleberry

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  2. That looks like a lot of fun,
    I always love canning and storing away food,
    it is very rewarding.

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  3. Good job, girls! :) What a nice big garden you had this year!! What photo "works" did you use to make the fun pics?
    Love you, girls.
    ~Raquel

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  4. I wholeheartedly agree with you, Abbie and Betsy!
    Raquel--for this post, I used Picasa. It's a very useful, free photo software from my favorite company--Google! ;-) We also frequently use Photoshop Elements, which is not free. ;-)

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  5. Looks beautiful! (and delicious!!)

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  6. What a fun post! Thanks for all the great pics. What a beautiful garden - ooh, and what fun it will be to enjoy the fruits of your labors in the coming months. : )

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