Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
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!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

We Now Have Prairie Bonnet Kits!

We are now offering kits with precut fabic pieces to make your bonnet making easier- all you need is thread and a sewing machine- we have taken a lot of the work out of making a bonnet. Comes with sewing instructions and a coffee dying recipe to age your bonnet.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Thyme to Harvest From the Earth

Today I worked at harvesting some vegetables from my garden.

Cucumbers, green beans, cherry tomatoes, yellow tomatoes and various kinds of red tomatoes.

The cucumbers have been made into refridgerator pickles amd the green beans will be dried tonight. Tomorrow I will pick the green beans at my son's house and ry them tomorrow night along with some of the tomatoes.

It will be so nice to enjoy these vegetables in December and January when the wind and snow is blowing.

With all of the preserving I have been doing I feel connected to all of my great grandmother's both Pilgrim and Pioneer's!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Plimoth Plantation- A pictorial.

My dream is still to visit this plantation and see how my ancestors live- in the mean time I content my self by looking at photos of the plantation.

I would love to live a more simpler life drying vegetables on string on my hearth, or sit in front of my fireplace while doing some needlework. Seeing the ocean when ever I wanted to would be great. For awhille I wouild even love the ambience of the candleight and the glow of lanterns. But could I really live up to all the hardwork Pilgrim woman had to do, or endure being out in the stocks if I committed a minor infraction they meted out stiff punishment for? I think perhaps not but my hat is off to my 10th great grandparents for doing so!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wild Turkeys Again!

The turkeys have been back again for the past two days and this time I did get pics- not as close as I wanted to though- but these turkeys can move fast! The bigger turkey is a male and the smaller ones females. I am n ot sure what lind of food they think they are going to find in out yard but I do enjoy having them come!! click on the pics to enlarge them.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Little Things Make Me Happy!

I have wanted a food dehydrator for several years now.

Being as frugal as I am I looked at resale shops and never found one.

This year my garden is producing so well that I decided to go ahead and buy a new one.
The price has come down in the past few years and I think I got a good deal- no shipping charges- I ordered it on Tuesday and it came this afternoon by Fed Ex. Here it is on my counter getting it's first use. I am dehydrating, cherry tomatoes, regular tomatoes, Hubbard Squash, and Zucchini- I will know in the morning how they turn out! I am excited!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Who Was Mariah Benson?

She was my 6th great grand mother. I think her name is both beautiful and fascinating.
Unfortunately I can not find much information about her.
I know that she married Edward Bumpus on Nov. 24, 1748 and that two sons were born Edward (my 5th great )grandfather and James and that she passed away before 1758. My 6th great grandfather then married a woman by the name of Sussana Dean and they had more children.
I will continue to research Mariah Menson- she is my new challenge!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Wild Turkeys in My Yard!

About on half hour ago I looked out my kitchen windo and saw the head of what appearred to be a wild turkey- I ran out the door and there was a flock of 6-8 of them in my yard. I ran back in to get the camera but I startled them and they went down behind the barn and flew off. I did find this pic on the net so you can see what I saw! Never had them around here before!
First the foxes and now wild turkeys! I hope these turkeys are nit the foxes dinner tonight!

Prairie Wild Morning Glory

Prairie  Wild Morning Glory

Prairie Phlox

Prairie Phlox

Prairie Sundrops

Prairie Sundrops

The Famous Rock!

The Famous Rock!
Plymouth Rock dated 1620

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
The Village

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
A Keeping Room