A simple design, the downstairs was one room and functioned as the main living room and a bedroom most likely for the parents. The doorway to the additional loft space is shown in the right-hand corner.
|Our tour guide joked that due to the hard work required to survive the people living here would have been so tired that the thin mattress would not have inhibited their sleep.|
The above photo shows how the front porch could have been utilized to dry herbs.
Making soap, cooking and most likely butter churning would have taken place outside.
One of my goals, when I write, is to combine my love of history with an inspirational theme, a bit of romance and believable characters. As I was researching the life of a teacher for my new release A Promised Land, I found that boarding was both common and practical for teachers. New inexperienced teachers, hired by the lowest paying districts often endured poor living conditions.
A Promised Land combines Romance with Faith, Friends and Good Clean Fun!
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