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An Old Relic in the Modern World

One thing about technology is that it keeps getting more modern every time you turn around. For every new gadget, there is a more modern one to take its place before you have time to blink. When I was a child, if you wanted to call someone, you used a landline phone. Then as a young adult, ...

How to Reupholster a Dining Chair

How To Reupholster a Dining Chair Give outdated or distressed dining chair cushions a fresh new look with this easy-to-do reupholstering project. By Nicolette TabramPhotography by Cico Books, 2018Winter 2019 Old, upholstered wooden dining chairs can easily be found in junk stores, and are good ...

Farm Machinery: Then and Now

It is harvest season around here and has been for about a month or so. And every time I see one of the newer harvesters, or other huge pieces of farming equipment, I think about the ones my grandpa Henry Parker used in the early 1900’s. It is hard work now, but it was really work back then. ...

Modern Outhouse

About a month ago we began tearing our old house down to build a new one. We had to have an outhouse. We dug the hole one afternoon. My husband and a friend were going to work on it while I went shopping for groceries.When I returned an hour later they had it built! What a house! It was framed ...

Mama Was Proud of a Clean Outhouse

My mother took such pride in keeping our outhouse pretty. She insisted Daddy put her in a window and she kept fresh curtains up. There was a "wishbook" for us to look at by day and a flashlight handy to keep us from being scared of the dark.Mama kept a fresh coat of paint on the walls, a ...

How Outhouses Have Changed Over Time

Outhouses? What lady discusses outhouses? Oh well, my first experience, other than the novelty of visiting, was our move to a country home where the big white house had an accompanying little white house with its graduated holes, the smallest one about 14" from the well-scrubbed wood floor. The ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

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