On September 29 and 30 I will be joining a few other ladies on an adventure. Little House on the Praire style living for two days. To live without any modern convienences, just like the Pioneer familes did long ago.
Two books that I have been reading through for ideas are "Little House in the Classroom" and "The Little House Cookbook."
Grace and Emily are VERY excited. They would like to start
tomorrow. :0) These two little dolls were made for my sister and I, by my Great Grandmother. Grace and Emily will be allowed to play with them for the two days.
They come with a complete wardrobe and quilts to keep them warm.
Here is a list of possible things to give up or do differently. I will be modifying the list for my city house! I do plan on using my camera to take lots of picture to share with you all.
I put a * beside the ones I plan on giving up.
*-No phones (unless it is an emergency)
*-No driving anyplace
-No running water
*-No plastic stuff
*-No instant, junk or fast food. No sodas
*-No air conditioning or fans
-No liquid dish soaps
*-No makeup, lotions, etc.
*-No paper products (I'm giving everything up but toliet paper!)
*-No washing machines or dishwashers
Here are some fun things we will be doing for the two days:
-Writing with our ink pens
-Wear dresses or skirts
-Wear our hair up
-Walk to the store for any food we may need but limiting it to produce and dairy
-Make homemade butter
-We will do our schoolwork on black slates
-Use a bucket to bring water in from the outside faucet. We will be flushing toliets!
Here is our makeshift bowl and pitcher for washing our faces in the morning.
I have also been researching about the Food for our "Little House."
Lunches and Dinners:
-Baked Beans and Cornbread
-Stuffed Roasted Chicken
-Coffee sweetened with molasses
Please let me know if you have any other ideas to make our adventure more authentic and especially if you would like to join us!
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.-Laura Ingalls Wilder