The writer this week is from Cascade County, Montana, and she would definitely wish her two young daughters, not yet of marriageable age, to marry farmers "...because the country home life is more nearly complete in itself, and therefore productive of real happiness...The city draws from the home, not toward it."
She enjoys the social gatherings at the school or community hall.
I haven't done this before--adding some personal thoughts this week. I didn't grow up on a farm. I was raised in the city. I was born in Los Angeles. My father was a minister and when I was about 2 1/2 we moved to Enid, Oklahoma, a good-sized town at that time. From there, when I was in fifth grade, we moved to Phoenix, and then right before my junior year in high school we moved to Seattle.
I married someone who was raised on a farm, and he didn't move to the "city," Butterfield, Minnesota, a metroprolis of 600+, until the summer before his junior year. As much as I loved Seattle, my high school graduating class was larger than the town of Butterfield, and I longed for a smaller college. We both went to a small college in Kansas, where we met. We spent the first five years of our married life in Scott City, Kansas, a farming community in western Kansas. It had a population of about 5,000. I cried.
But what I remember are some of the social gatherings. Mark was a P.E. teacher in the only grade school in town, but he also traveled to three very rural schools each week. We often attended pancake suppers in those rural schools and I remember the sense of "community" that thrived there.
#85 Square Dance
I couldn't get all the blocks into one picture. 46! Can you believe it??
The winner of my charm pack giveway celebrating 500 blog posts (still can't believe I wrote that much. Really if you met me, you wouldn't believe it either--I'm not a chatty person...) is #23.
I like the farmers wife blocks. I just posted my first blocks today! Thanks for the inspiration.
Speaking of Carla, but a different Carla, go check out her thoughts on this week's farmer's wife, and I know her blocks will be lots of fun as well.