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Small Pleasures – Winter

Posted on February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018 “Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big…

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Embroidered Tidies – keeping the 19th century home clean and pretty!

Posted on February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017 All winter, the 1875 Tangen House has been open to dinner guests. In March, the Flynn Mansion will also be hosting guests for a special 19th century meal. These homes showcase Victorian…

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Winter is Coming! Break out the Carding Paddles

Posted on November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015 Now that the inevitable chill of winter is beginning to set in, it’s time to start getting out the fleece petticoats, wool bonnets, and knit hats, gloves, and shawls. Our museum guides…

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Blue Monday: Wash Day

Posted on August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013 Americans often dread “Blue Monday,” the start of weekday car commutes, irritating bosses, and long hours in front of a computer. Housewives in 1900 would also have dreaded “Blue Monday,” but for…

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Summer Salad

Posted on July 18, 2013

July 18, 2013 This week’s recipe sounded very appealing when the wood-burning cookstove was heating up the house this morning! Courtesy of Mrs. Curtis’s Cookbook, this salad would have been a great way to utilize…

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Spotted: Cherry Pitter

Posted on July 16, 2013

July 16, 2013 This week’s Spotted item isn’t something obscure; in fact, we’ve been using it quite frequently as of late here at the 1900 Farm! This cherry pitter is one of two varieties in…

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Spotted: Fourth of July Menu

Posted on July 3, 2013

July 3, 2013 I’m sure many of you are looking forward to celebrating the Fourth of July tomorrow with your friends and family, especially all the delicious food that’s sure to be on the table!…

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Wonders of Baking Soda

Posted on June 4, 2013

June 4, 2013 Recently we noticed that the green walls of the back kitchen of the 1900 house had started to tint black due to the smoke and soot of the wood burning stove. As…

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Knitting is a Ball

Posted on August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012 This year’s theme on the Farms is “For the Fun of It!” and we have had a great time learning and playing all kinds of new games. Another hobby that many people…

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The Colors of a Summer Garden

Posted on June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012 We are a little ways out from the juicy red tomatoes, striped green cucumbers, bright white onions, or sunny orange pumpkins, but we can still celebrate a bit of early color in…

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