Dogs were workers: sheep herding, turning spits, watch dogs, and on the treadmill to churn butter in a swing or dash churn. By 1832 dog churns were common along the Hudson River. Descriptions and images from 19th century NY and New England works...
Monday, August 29, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
On August 25, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson created the US National Park Service - ranging from stellar landscapes to homes such as "Hampton". And what a house... and kitchen! When built in 1790 it supposedly was the largest private house in the United States. The state-of-the-art kitchen included a stew stove and Reip metal wall oven.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Last month Tom passed away, and on August 17th, Landis Valley Museum, where he worked for over 30 years, will host a celebration of his life. He knew so much about brick bake ovens and Pa. Dutch foods, and was always willing to share, and yet always researching to learn more.