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, October 24, 2010

Pumpkins-Oh How Versatile!

Pumpkins! They come in all shapes and sizes! Fat ones, tall, skinny ones, stuffed ones, warty ones , carved ones and, primitive ones!
We use pumpkins in displays both carved and uncarved!
We bake them in pies, breads, cookies! Pumpkins are truly versatile!
Do you know some of the health benefits of eating pumpkin?
Our local hospital had this to say:
Pumpkin can help prevent catarcacts, helps to protect against infections, ans promotes healthy skin, protects our cells form the degenerative process of aging, provides zinc, iron. fiber, and other vitamins tp promote health- so don't feel so guilty about eating those pumpin treats!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Simple Pleasures!

We have so many trees around our house that a lot of leaves had already fallen on our front porch- so today I raked them in a pile and burned them.
They were popping and crackling and the smell of woodsmoke filled the air- for some reason I found this so relaxing and it brought back many childhood memories.
Simple truly is good!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Bartering- A way of Pioneer Survival

To survive the harsh Prairie winters Pioneers traded with Indians. The Indians provided animal furs that the pioneers used for making coats and blankets. In turn the Indians recieved guns and ammunition, glass beads, and many times alchohol.
Eventually the US government kept moving the Indians further west and animals became more scarce from over hunting.

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