By Carrie Bender
Lifestyles at the farm is peaceable and worthwhile despite difficulties that crop up. all of sudden sickness and dying strike the relations. Blaming herself, Miriam reveals it approximately very unlikely to deal with grief.
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Then there was a flurry of weddings and all-day quiltings, the butchering, not to mention the daily chores, carrying in coal, and carrying out ashes for the kitchen range and the parlor stove. Now, I guess I can say I'm caught up, and I sent my Maud (maid), Barbianne, home for a few weeks before spring housecleaning begins. I'd like to do some reading and writing, maybe hook a rug or two, and spend leisure time with the children, reading to them and playing with them. Right now all five of them are taking a nap, and I am alone in the kitchen.
I thought the children could play nicely in the sandbox while I sowed the seeds, but they had other ideas. They all wanted to help and had me thoroughly confused as to what goes where. Oh, well, if the carrots come up in the row of peas, and the radishes with the red beets, at least I'll know who to blame it on. They're never too young for us to instill in them a love of gardening. Page 21 April 22 Our first day of real warm, summerlike weather. The leaves popped out on the maple trees today. That miracle never ceases to amaze me.
They all wanted to help and had me thoroughly confused as to what goes where. Oh, well, if the carrots come up in the row of peas, and the radishes with the red beets, at least I'll know who to blame it on. They're never too young for us to instill in them a love of gardening. Page 21 April 22 Our first day of real warm, summerlike weather. The leaves popped out on the maple trees today. That miracle never ceases to amaze me. One day they're still tightly curled up in their buds, and the next, lo and behold, real green leaves are open and growing!
A Joyous Heart by Carrie Bender