Friday, November 10, 2017

The Pioneer Sod House and Homestead..South Dakota

MQTlogoa Have a “Quality Time” visit.

DSC_0118 Welcome to the homestead…Just give me a minute or two….




DSC_0103 Well don’t just stand there…come on inside.

DSC_0109 The Prairie Homestead, an original sod home of Mr. & Mrs. Ed Brown, was built in 1909. It is typical of the homes and outbuildings that pioneers built.



“There was no time to lose, no time to waste in rest or play. The life of the earth comes up with a rush in the springtime.”


There’s no great loss without some small gain.”


“Good weather never lasts forever on this earth.” Get those clothes dry while you can.


“All around them there was nothing but grassy prairie spreading to the edge of the sky.”


“One morning the whole world was delicately silvered. Every blade of grass was silvery and the path had a thin sheen…. When the sun came up, the whole prairie sparkled. Millions of tiny, tiny sparks of color blazed on the grasses.”


“What must be done is best done cheerfully.”

DSC_0130 Each settler needed a garden in order to live. Now really think about that for a minute. The garden was where you found eighty percent of your food, of course, but it also provided medicine, fragrances, dyes, and aromatic herbs for the home, laundry.

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“A farmer depends on himself, and the land and the weather. If you’re a farmer, you raise what you eat, you raise what you wear, and you keep warm with wood out of your own timber. You work hard, but you work as you please, and no man can tell you to go or come…. “

DSC_0144 Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit to the Prairie Homestead.

The quotes are from:: Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie.



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