Monday, January 26, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
The History of APRONS
I don't think our kids know what an apron is. The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.
It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.
From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.
And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.
Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.
In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will; replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.
Send this to those who would know, and love, the story about Grandma's aprons. Or it can be a good history lesson for those that have no idea how the apron played a part in our lives.
REMEMBER:Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Things have not been going well around here lately. Yesterday Lizzy gave us a big scare she started shaking and sweating. At first we thought she was having a low blood sugar attack, as these small dogs need to eat to keep up their sugar levels and with the puppies we worried she was not eating enough. A trip to the Vet showed her calcium levels had dropped.
They gave her an IV and she came home an hour later looking very good and running around. But now the puppies need to be bottle feed so Liz does not have another episode. The little girl who has been using a bottle and nursing took to it good, she is so tiny, the others are doing better today. Willona feeds them every 2 hours with 5 puppies she says it takes 45 minutes to feed them all. She lets Liz in with them after to clean them up and cuddle with them. Liz gets very angry when she is separated from the puppies and they are feed and she barks the whole time.
During the day Willona gets the kids the help and it goes much faster but a night it is all up to her.
Baby Josiah had his shots yesterday also so he is fussy and wants Mom all the time. I am sure by the end of a week Willona will be very tired.
I will try to get photo's of the puppies soon.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Cactus who is almost 15 and still plays like a kitten. He is my pal he thinks he has to take care of me and stays by me most of the time.
Larry, Gary, Love, Martin I call him Love. He is Isaac's cat and Isaac could not make up his mind what he wanted to call him. Love answers to all his names. We got him because Cactus was our only cat at the time and he could not keep up with the mice that we had in our new farm house that had stayed empty for several years and the mice thought it was theirs.
Jennifer who moved in with us after someone tossed her out. She is a very good mouser. With her we finally got our mouse population down.