After searching for three years for the perfect modern sewing machine, and never really finding exactly what I wanted, my parents surprised me with an early Christmas gift of a 1961 Singer Slant-O-Matic 500.
Some things are a mystery; especially some older kitchen tools. These two didn't come with directions but I managed to solve both mysteries. One tool seems quite useful, the other not so much.
A story of hidey holes and the hows, and whys, of finding them on old farmsteads like my cousin did at her in-laws place.
In reading books of yesteryear, when a young girl was about to marry, her mother purchased yards and yards of material and sewed for days making all the linens she would need for her bed, kitchen and table. Sometimes these would already have been made and waiting in her hope chest.
The farm and rural community helped shape Erin for her future.
The springtime workload can get overwhelming, but we try to stay focused and do one task at a time.
A short history of a few Red Currant bushes at the ranch where my husband and I live.
Old, old canning jars and how they worked, or didn’t.