Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The REAL Pioneer Woman + Adorable and Frugal Old Fashioned Aprons!


I love this poem, just reading it makes me realize how strong and dedicated the women of our history were.  To make a farm and family work both women and men had to work from dusk till dawn.  Both the man and the woman were absolutely necessary for the success of the family.  Both had their jobs were important, but I don't envy the men.  Breaking land was brutal work!  I'd much rather cook! It was a life that was eminently useful.


The Pioneer Women

Grandma, on her start of day
Milked the cows and fed them hay
Slopped the pigs, saddled the mule
And got the children off to school.
Did the washing, mopped the floors
Shined the windows and did some chores
Cooked a dish of home dried fruit
Pressed her husband's Sunday suit.
Swept the parlour and made some beds
Baked a dozen loaves of bread
Split some firewood and lugged it in
Enough to fill the kitchen bin.
Cleaned the lamps and put in oil
Stewed some apples she thought would spoil
Cooked a supper that was delicious
And afterwards, washed all the dishes
Fed the animals and sprinkled some clothes
Mended a basket full of hose
Then opened the organ and began to play
'When you come to the end of a perfect day'


  1. This is an awesome poem and I wish so many more women and men would live life with these values....Thanks for sharing.


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