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Little House on the Prairie: American Folk Museum Part 3

Click here for part one: The Irish Side Click here for part two: The Ship And welcome to part three: The American Side After disembarking the ship we headed straight for the prairie house.  I had been under the mistaken impression that it was a replica of the Little House.  It wasn't.  It was an…

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Little House on the Prairie: American Folk Museum Part 2

For part one see here Having gone down the Irish street we entered the docking area to the ship that would take us to the American side: And yes, that is my husband carrying my hand bag.  He carried it so I could take photos.  It takes a very confident man to carry a woman's…

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Little House on the Prairie: American Folk Museum Part 1

One of the places I really wanted to visit when we were in Northern Ireland was the American Folk Museum.  The reason being that it had an actual prairie house which had been transported back from America plank by plank and reconstructed on site.  No it wasn't a replica of the Little House (as I…

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Little House on the Prairie: What next?

Of course this ten week unit wasn't simply about the children having a great learning experience over their summer.  Oh no, I had plans secondary to that.  I wanted us to work on doing up our play house so the younger ones would have somewhere new and special to play during their school time.  I…

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Reflections of a Summer Well Spent

Last year I wrote a post reflecting on the positives and negatives of summer 2012.  We had just spent the summer weeks on an Aztec, Mayan and Incan adventure box.  We had a great time, but it didn't really fill every child's needs that summer.  Using the points I made and the changing needs I could see…

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Little House on the Prairie: Week 10 – Prairie Party

We have reached the final week of our ten week summer study of Little House on the Prairie and what a summer it has been!  Whilst I do have a couple more posts in the pipeline, this is ultimately my last one posting on our weekly adventures. This week was all about the prairie party and I…

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Little House on the Prairie: Week Nine

Last night Gary needed to take our youngest to A and E as she didn't seem to be using her left arm properly and kept waking up in pain. Because of a chest infection I had to stay at home, and spent a tearful few hours watching the clock move with the slowest tick tocks EVER.   He…

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Little House on the Prairie: Week Eight

My plans for this week were to explore 1800's laundry methods and to finish up projects from the last few weeks.  I'll post next week on the finishing up project (we actually need to finish them before I can post - ahem), but for this week it was all about the laundry. Here is the…

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Little House on the Prairie: Week Seven

We're on the home run now, and whilst we have still been productive, I can feel the pace slowing down for all of us.  Hours and hours are now being spent in the little house playing the make believe games that childhood is made of.  It is the culmination of all our hard work over…

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Little House on the Prairie: Dressing Up Clothes

Theoretically, I could have made all of their clothes from scratch, but I've been trying to cut down on my work load rather than make it bigger.  However, I also didn't want to be spending lots of money.  So I compromised and found some middle ground.  I went through my basket of mending to find…

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Review: Inside Laura’s Little House

This is called a Little House on the Prairie Treasury and that is exactly what it is.  With 104 pages of all the extra information about frontier life you could possibly want, in addition to many extra crafts, recipes and songs, this is a book you will keep coming back to. The first chapter offers…

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Little House on the Prairie: Week Six

I can't believe we're at the end of week 6, with only four more weeks to go.  So much to do, so little time in which to do it!  We have definitely upped the gear this week as there were one or two activities which needed to be done in order for the planned activities over…

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Making Raggy the Rag Doll

If there is one thing I have learnt about myself this summer is that I seem never to throw things away.  I am a hoarder.  This has been exceedingly useful during a summer learning about pioneer living.  It has meant that we have spent almost no money on a really, really exciting and learning rich summer.  This…

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Sweet Marigold Buns

The Marigold bun recipe as promised.  I'm sorry it took so long.  T11 made these when he was helping to look after his sisters whilst they were ill.  Marigold is known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.  I'm not sure the small amount used in each cupcake would be enough to have any effect, but they…

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Stories of America Past

One of the wonderful surprise joys of blogging has been 'meeting' like-minded (often homeschooling) mums.  I LOVE it when I get messages, or when another mum shares her thoughts and experiences.  Tonyia had left a message on one of my 'Little House' posts: "We had a pioneer or two in my family and we have some…

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