Little House on The Prairie, Ch. 17: Pa Goes to Town

(I was fighting a cold when I read this, so please forgive my gravelly voice. )

Pa takes a trip to town while Ma and the girls fend for themselves during his absence. Mr. Edwards comes to help with the chores, but this upsets Jack, who gives Mr. Edwards a fright.

This book was the basis for the popular television show by the same name.

There are themes in the book that describe attitudes that would be considered backward and racist today. It is not the intention to either highlight or censor these, but to let them stand as they are in the book, as a record of historical interest.

Little House on the Prairie (book) on Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_House_on_the_Prairie#Little_House_on_the_Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilderhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder

The Homestead Act of 1852: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny#Homestead_Act

 

This is only a test

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You will be graded but the grade is meaningless in the grand scheme of things.

You will seldom be aware of the grand scheme of things.

You will always have less than you want but more than you need.

You will be dissatisfied. This feeling will drive you forward to what your peers refer to as success. It will be an unobtainable carrot.

When at the end of life you will look back and wish you had relaxed more.

Little House on The Prairie, Ch. 16: Fire in The Chimney

Ma and the girls get quite the scare when the chimney unexpectedly catches fire while Pa is away working.

This book was the basis for the popular television show by the same name.

There are themes in the book that describe attitudes that would be considered backward and racist today. It is not the intention to either highlight or censor these, but to let them stand as they are in the book, as a record of historical interest.

Little House on the Prairie (book) on Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_House_on_the_Prairie#Little_House_on_the_Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilderhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder

The Homestead Act of 1852: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny#Homestead_Act

Little House on The Prairie, Ch. 15: Fever ‘n’ Ague

The family falls dangerously ill for a long time, until a strange man comes to the house to help them, thanks to their faithful dog, Jack.

(NOTE: There were a few times during the reading of this that I had to stop and get control of my feelings. I could all too well imagine what it would have been like being alone on the prairie and unable to do anything.)

This book was the basis for the popular television show by the same name.

There are themes in the book that describe attitudes that would be considered backward and racist today. It is not the intention to either highlight or censor these, but to let them stand as they are in the book, as a record of historical interest.

Little House on the Prairie (book) on Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_House_on_the_Prairie#Little_House_on_the_Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilderhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder

The Homestead Act of 1852: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny#Homestead_Act

Little House on The Prairie, Ch. 14: Indian Camp

The family happens upon an abandoned Indian (Native American) camp, where the girls learn a little bit more about how the people there lived.

This book was the basis for the popular television show by the same name.

There are themes in the book that describe attitudes that would be considered backward and racist today. It is not the intention to either highlight or censor these, but to let them stand as they are in the book, as a record of historical interest.

Little House on the Prairie (book) on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_House_on_the_Prairie#Little_House_on_the_Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder

The Homestead Act of 1852: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny#Homestead_Act

 

Little House on The Prairie, Ch. 13: Texas Longhorns

Local cowboys ask Pa to help the cattle cross the river in exchange for some beef, which the family hasn’t had in a very long time. There’s a happy surprise in store for the family at the end of the cattle run.

This book was the basis for the popular television show by the same name.

There are themes in the book that describe attitudes that would be considered backward and racist today. It is not the intention to either highlight or censor these, but to let them stand as they are in the book, as a record of historical interest.

Little House on the Prairie (book) on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_House_on_the_Prairie#Little_House_on_the_Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder

The Homestead Act of 1852: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny#Homestead_Act

 

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Soul Asylum: Freaks

I saw these guys at the Berkeley Square waaaay back in…1986/7 and this song was one of the best of the night.

I don’t know if you remember Soul Asylum from the 90’s at all. They changed a bit and became more mainstream, radio-friendly, jangly-guitar-pop. I felt disappointed and preferred their early garage-punk vibe. But that’s just me.

Little House on The Prairie, Ch. 12: Fresh Water to Drink

It’s time for Pa to dig a well, so he solicits the help of their neighbor, Mr. Scott. Before long, they find out the reason for some of the precautions people take when digging wells.

This book was the basis for the popular television show by the same name.

There are themes in the book that describe attitudes that would be considered backward and racist today. It is not the intention to either highlight or censor these, but to let them stand as they are in the book, as a record of historical interest.

Little House on the Prairie (book) on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_House_on_the_Prairie#Little_House_on_the_Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder

The Homestead Act of 1852: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny#Homestead_Act

Summer in the Garden

Auryaun (aka) Noelle Hughes:

I’ve started a new garden in the last month, which I’ve never done before. I enjoy gardening but have always worked with established beds and plants. Starting from scratch is both fun and slightly daunting but I think the journey will be well worth it. I’m already attracting small pollinators, which, along with bringing some life and color to the yard, is a big goal for me.

Originally posted on An Artist's Journal:

Summer has kicked in full force here in the garden. It’s still a work in progress, and I’m very much on a learning curve with it. Every year I try something new, just to see if it can grow in this specific climate zone. Some might be veggies or varieties I haven’t had before. Not all are successful, but many are.

Here in the Deep South there tend to be a predictable array of traditional vegetables, and locals are generally not experimental. In almost any backyard garden and farmer’s market you are going to see tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, corn, squash, peas, and okra. I have most of those things growing too, but this year I decided to try some new plants, for example:

  • Tuscan kale and red Malabar spinach for their heat-tolerant reputations. Not many Southerners like beets, but we love them. I’m growing two colors of beets – red…

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