Category Archives: Old Fashioned Living

A Visit to L.M. Montgomery’s Home

This is an unusual post for me – but one of our favorite little adventures is to take a peek into other people’s homes. The girls and I love to notice a home that has been decorated particularly pleasant, perhaps individualized for the owner’s personality, with a little whimsical touch here and there, something out […]

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Homemaking {in the Kitchen} for the Young Lady

“Cooking as an art – ‘Hidden Art’, if you want to call it – should be recognized and then developed in everyone who has to cook, wants to cook, or could cook! Cooking should not be thought of as a drudgery, but as an art. The danger today, for both men and women cooks, is […]

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Feminine Dressing ~ Your Clothes Matter

“In this culture, we should be a picture of femininity. We don’t want to try and be masculine, we don’t want to look masculine and we don’t want to be masculine in any way … we were created FEMALE and feminine and therefore that is how we should live. How sad to go through life […]

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Canning Pickled Beets!

Pickled beets, you may ask? Well, yes, if you have never tried them … you should. They are a family favorite around here! I never thought my children would like beets so much but they do and I am grateful. Fairly easy to grow in our climate, they are a great vegetable to grow in […]

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Why Bother?

  “Then the rush of harvest-time came. The oats were ripe, standing thick and tall and yellow. The wheat was golden, darker than the oats. The beans were ripe, and the pumpkins and carrots and turnips and potatoes were ready to gather. There was no rest of play for anyone now. They all worked from […]

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