Listened to this on audiobook with my daughter, we both loved the way it described life back then. We were able to have a good conversation after about the differences in life today and the way it was then. It‘s easy to get lost in Pa‘s descriptions of nature and his stories.
She thought to herself, “This is now.”
She was glad that the cosy house, & Pa & Ma & the firelight & the music, were now.
They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It could never be a long time ago.
Spending the afternoon cooking and listening to this childhood favorite. #currentlylistening
I just started this series again and it reminds of me what it was like to be a child. I miss those days. I imagine the days of Laura and the Ingalls family were awesome. Minus the technology we have today, I think life would have been more fun. Kids were carefree, outside playing instead of being inside on the video game systems or in their cell phones. I wish we could go back to those days. What do you imagine life in that era was like?
Laura loved to #look at the lamp, with its glass chimney so clean and sparkling, its yellow flame burning so steadily, and its bowl of clear kerosene colored red by the bits of flannel. She loved to look at the fire in the fireplace, flickering and changing all the time, burning yellow and red and sometimes green above the logs, and hovering blue over the golden and ruby coals. #QuotsyApr19
This is a little house in the big city of Dallas, at the arboretum and botanical garden. Yes, I clocked my head on the beam, but it was a fun visit nonetheless.
Back in the day I read this #childhoodfavorite series the way my niece read Harry Potter. When I got to the end of book 9, I‘d go back to book 1 and start all over again.
Somehow I missed reading these when I was younger. I‘m rectifying that now by listening to the series on audio with my three-year-old. I love the detailed descriptions of their life. Hunting, household chores, dangerous animals in the woods, all told from a child‘s point of view. Even simple life becomes fascinating. Cherry Jones narrates the books and she‘s just perfect!
#Sassafras and I finished this as one of our bedtime reads. His favorite part was when Pa had the threshing machine come help harvest wheat. He was amazed that Laura had never seen a machine before. So he began listing all the machines she hadn‘t seen...it was a long list. 3/5⭐️s
Reread this childhood classic just as the weather started to turn which was the perfect way to experience it. A great reminder of how much I‘ve always loved this. Very evocative of a different time and living style. Makes you feel like you‘re right there experiencing pioneer life.
3. Right now I‘m taking quilting classes to make quilts as Christmas gifts for the grandkids. I plan to sew-in a few Mimi and Pawpaw mementos, make it a little more special. ♥️🎁
4. Same here @Kaye xx
5. Will do! 👋🏻😘
1. The Little House books and Chronicles of Narnia were my faves.
2. Pie hands down. 🥧
3. Traveling, theatre going and watching baseball. (Let‘s Go Mets!)
4. Switzerland. Visited when I was 18 and would retire there if I could. Amazing place.🇨🇭
5. @j9brown 💜
#manicmonday #letterL @JoScho
I don't participate in this enough. I need to fix that.
🔮Little House in the Big Woods
🔮Laura Ingalls Wilder
🔮I'm drawing a blank. I'll come back if I think of something
🔮Lemon bars 🍋
1. My reading companion, Moses.
2. Wisconsin. Boring, I know, and not a world created by her. I pretty much only read historical fiction 🙄
3. Plain old ice water all day.
4. My wife and I visit the lake where I grew up every summer and watch the sunset. Although we‘ve missed the last couple.
5. Drizzly rain, for sure. It‘s my favorite kind of weather.
Revisiting a childhood favorite thanks to #Booked2018.
I loved these so much as a kid. I am over the moon about finally having my own set. And so far, even better than I remember!
I have been meaning to read this book for a long time. I think I would have really loved this as a kid. I loved the show and loved history. As an adult I enjoyed it and appreciated the nostalgia.
A fantastic picture version of the original!
I was excited because this was set in Wisconsin, and I‘ve heard great things about Laura Ingalls Wilder. Then I read this and was kind of bored. Didn‘t enjoy the writing style. No plot to speak of. Just life in the woods of Wisconsin in all four seasons and how they lived day to day from little Laura‘s perspective.
Day 20: Set
Regrettably when we were first married and didn‘t have a lot of space for books I got rid of a lot of my childhood collection, but couldn‘t bring myself to part with this set. I loved these books, especially since the heroine shared my name. :-) #Ampersand2018
That time when Aunt Eliza's dog wouldn't let her leave the house during winter while her husband was away, and he comes back to find large panther #tracks circling the house. 😨
(Though I've read that while referred to as panthers, Laura actually meant cougars ... Not sure about this.)
#nuyear @TrishB @Cinfhen
This book made me so hungry! The first part is about hunting and butchering. After Christmas, it‘s all about collecting maple syrup, harvesting, and cheese making (the illustration is Laura helping Ma separate the curds and whey). The description of Ma making hulled corn had me drooling! 💦 Make sure your pantry is fully stocked when you read it yourself 😉🧀🌽
Making sugar candies from maple syrup! Almost done with this #audiobook
The only problem with trying to fall asleep while listening to the audiobook is that the novel is all about food! There‘s the hunting, the smoking, churning, and of course...the butchering! The description of making Head cheese was particularly graphic. I wish I had started counting how many times the narrator said “grease” or “greasy” in her odd way. Now I‘m awake and hungry!! 🧀 🍖 🥓