Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups flour - sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
a few grinds of fresh black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup monterey jack cheese - shredded
1 cup colby jack cheese - shredded
Preheat oven to 400°.
In a mixing bowl, stir the dry ingredients and then cut in the butter to resemble the consistency of cornmeal.
Blend in the cheeses with a fork until well blended.
Shape into 1 1/2 to 2 inch rolls.
Chill for 30-40 minutes in the refrigerator and then slice each roll into slices approximately 1/4 inch thick.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for approximately 10 minutes.
Remove from cookie sheet and let cool.
Store the cooled crackers in an airtight container.
*These crackers can be made crispier by slicing them thinner before baking.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
July 25, 1896- A Shrewd Trick- Marquette, Mich., July 18 - It has developed at the custom house here that this country is being flooded with low grade teas through the ports of Sault Ste. Marie and Port Huron. These teas had all been rejected at New York and Boston on account of their inferior grade, but were promptly repackaged and worked into the country through the above named ports, where there are no expert testers and appraisers.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Stay tuned though as it will be done soon!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
My apologies to everyone!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
This one is from a soft navy and tan repro Civil war print fabric. I promise I will try to have this finished by the end of the week!
Friday, July 11, 2008
I am going to pass this award to:
Rondell at www.rondell-tomatoecreek.prims.blogspot.com
Once an award is received the rules are as follows:
1/ Put the Logo on your blog.2/ Add a link to the person who nominated you.2/ Nominate up to 7 other blogs.3/ Add a link to those blogs on your blog
These ladies all have great blogs! So make sure you visit them!!
In the 1800's glass jars with a hand crank attached to paddles inside the jar made churning butter a little easier.
You can churn your own butter by placing fresh cream( The temperature should be 60 degrees)
in a jar and shaking it until butter forms- shake at a rate of one shake per second- a clean marble placed inside the jar will hasten the process.
I think that young children would find this a fun activity- a group of children could take turns shaking the jar- to avoid arm fatigue!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I cooked 1 1/2 pounds of them in a large can of Sawnson's chicken broth- added onions, potatoes, and Hillshire Farms smoked sausage cut into bite size pieces- I think the sausage flavors the beans better than bacon.
Served it with corn muffins and now we are feasting on fresh cherry cobbler. I even pitted and cooked the cherries.
I have felt so domestic tonight- not to mention the fact that I had a great home cooked meal!
All of my grandmas would be proud!
Monday, July 7, 2008
To learn more about this and to see some photos form last years re-eanctment go to
According to the website this is one of the biggest re-enactments in the state withh over 500 people participating.