Packing up the lard into a moveable container, packing a towel for Plum Creek wading – trying to think of “she’s really got her towel” reference, desperately looking for bag of dried plums (per the California Dried Plum association – the rest of us call them prunes), and if you haven’t guessed heading to Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum to do “In the Kitchen With Laura” program on Saturday, July 25, 2015.
I’m really glad to be able to add another Laura Ingalls Wilder homesite to my list this year. I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to do more prep with the conference going on next week, but I’m truly excited about it. This will be the 5th official Laura Ingalls Wilder homesite that I’ve spoken at and I’m so pleased to add it to the list. I’ve also been asked about a return visit at another homesite next year so stay tuned.
I added a couple of photos I had already uploaded to this post and I realized that the way I tried to link the top photo to Hillside Homestead didn’t work. So I want to be sure to credit Susan Odom who owns this particular wood cookstove, took the original photo, and was kind enough to let me edit it with the labels. Be sure to check out her bed and breakfast Hillside Homestead.
On another note, I’m still on limited computer access since it turns out Windows 10 computers are shipping on July 29th. Since I’ve had bad luck updating operating systems before and I definitely don’t want to deal with Windows 8.1 and I sadly can’t get Windows 7 for less than a huge premium, I’m going to wait until after that so hopefully the second week of August will find me back up and running.
UPDATE July 29, 2015: I updated it to include credit for the wood cookstove photo.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.