Category Archives: housewifery

Fallow Fields

Fallow Fields: A fallow field is one that is not planted for a period in hopes that it will regain its fertility. It is believed that the practice of leaving fields fallow originated because some cultures were forced to return to their old fields, and found that the infertile fields they left behind had become […]

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Answers to quiz and Fallow Fields

Answers to yesterday’s post: 1. Mole and Ratty- Wind in the Willows 2. Roo and Kanga- Winnie the Pooh (not the Disney version) 3. Uncle Analdus and Mother Rabbit 4. Ola and Einar books written in the 1930s by Marie Hamsun and they were translated as “A Norwegian Farm” and “A Norwegian Family.” 5. Jo […]

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Some Days I Feel Like a Chicken

Have you ever watched a chicken roam the yard? It wanders here and there, going in circles, darting off after a moth, now a mosquito, now a grasshopper, scratching the earth, rarely looking up.She spends her days scratching, clucking, wandering in circles, hither and thither. “Those seeking the life of the spirit should be cheerful […]

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How To Fold Stockings

1. take a pair of stockings or tights and lay them out flat.——————————————————— 2. This step is tricky to see, so here’s two photographs in hopes that you can see better. You flip and fold about 2-4 inches of the waistband inside out and down over the stockings, all the way around. Imagine the child […]

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Chaos, Christmas, and Malaise

It’s the day after Christmas, and ours was a good Christmas- I don’t feel like we over-spent or gluttonized on presents and gifts. Because we were sick, we didn’t even do a lot of Christmas baking- we made no candy, just one batch of doughnuts and two batches of cookies, one of which is still […]

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