Thursday, November 18, 2010

Farmer Boy Unit Study

We are taking a break from our usual school work to do a unit study of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Farmer Boy. It is the story of a year in the life of her husband, Almanzo Wilder. The book tells of his life on the New York state farm where he grew up.

Last night's menu included a version of Mother Wilder's chicken pie. I didn't have a whole chicken, but I did have canned chicken. (My apologies to all you purists out there.) I did, however, make my own pie crust--from scratch. The chicken pie includes bacon, gravy and boiled eggs. Quite rich, but a hit around our house.

The Wilder Homestead has been restored and opened as a museum. I'm thinking field trip.

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