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A Good Read
March 20, 2012
1:45 pm
Bev in CA
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Didn’t put this in book recommendations, but wanted to share.  There is a website called the Deliberate Agrarian.   Lots of articles on country life.  My friend MaryLou told me about it.  If you go into the site and scroll down on the right you will come to a section called links to my other blogs.  Scroll through until you find Diary of an 1892 Farmer’s Wife.  It is a great read.  It is all posted online.  I am in awe.  She lived in Maine.  They raised everything and what I especially liked was the mention of home canning.  She only writes a few lines a day.  When you read the preface of what life was like in those times and read the diary you will be amazed.  I can only say,  “My life is really too easy.”   Hope you enjoy.

March 20, 2012
6:04 pm
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Bev, I love the Deliberate Agrarian. Think I have even mentioned it a time or two here. But I have never read much of his “extra-curricular” postings. I suspect just because I run out of blog reading time. I think some of the extra stuff is writings by ancestors of his. Wonder if what you recommend is also?

Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.  Ogden Nash

March 20, 2012
6:20 pm
Eastern Maine
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Bev in CA,  Thank you so much for posting this link! I remember my grandmother telling stories about the olden days, she was born in 1896 and grew up on a farm in central Maine. I am sure they had the same kind of life as your ancestor did.

Very interesting reading!

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