I've had a cold all week, and honestly, when I read through this letter from the farmer's wife in Nodaway County, Missouri, it made me feel tired and inadequate (although that could have just been because I was tired of coughing...). "The most perfect specimens of womanhood are found on the farm; the mother who has borne and reared a large family under good conditions and with the exercise of intelligent management is the best preserved, most cheerful and beloved of them all."
She goes on to say, "I sometimes read morbid articles on the monotony of farm life!" Wouldn't it be interesting to read those "morbid" articles in 2012?
"I am thankful at such times for a well-developed sense of humor; I smile, and to rest my eyes, look long into the shadows of the dark evergreens close beside the window..."
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...the tender green rows across the garden; the long brown furrows beyond, the wheat field's new glory; the first tulips and jonquils..."
Carla has some wonderful insight into the farmer's wife this week. And her blocks are always so cheery.
Hope your weekend is wonderful.