Friday, November 8, 2013

Prairie School Day 21

Little House Ch 20 & 21

 Today we opened in prayer and devotion !!! This is one of my favorite parts of home school !!! Our devotion today was about a cheerful giver !!! Pa was certainly a cheerful giver !!! He loved to surprise Ma , Laura , Mary, and Baby Carrie ! Even if it meant he didn't get anything for himself ! God also is a cheerful giver in all He gives ! He gave us the perfect gift over 2000 years ago in a little stable ! Our scripture came from John 3:16
 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Our story started out today with the sound of a woman screaming waking the whole Ingalls household !!! Pa was sure it was coming from
 the Scott's home ! So he rushed out in the dark as quick as he could over the 2 mile trek to find there was nothing at all wrong at his neighbors home !!! Wasn't long till Pa realized the screaming was coming from a panther !!! Ma and the girls heard the scream again and Pa banging on the door to come inside !!! He told Ma all about his encounter ! Also a new rule was made that the girls were not allowed out side the home ! Panthers would kill and eat little girls !!!  
Soon spring was in the air and Pa would go to Independence to trade his furs for a plow and seeds ! It meant that Pa would be gone for at least 4 days !!! The girls counted the days that pa was gone ! On the 4th day Laura convinced Mary to play hopscotch outside with her ! Mary thought eight year olds shouldn't play hop scotch ! It wasn't very lady like ! Laura told her that if she stayed and played with her they would see Pa as soon as he came up the creek banks !!! Laura and Mary heard a loud noise that sounded much like  a song coming from the Indian camp in the bluffs ! Ma heard it as well and made the girls come inside ! She brought Jack in as well !!! When Pa arrived home the next day he was able to purchase a plow and seeds for planting season ! He also brought Ma and the girls a surprise ! Enough calico for Ma a dress and hair bands for the girls !!! As a surprise to the whole family brought dill pickles and crackers !!! Pa provided well for his family ! Pa brought news to Ma that government would soon be pushing the Indians of land ! 
Sissy spent time learning about panthers ! We actually have a 6ft long panther living on the ridge above our house !!!
We finished up our school work and did some prairie cooking today!!!
We made bean porridge !!! Also Heart Christmas cakes !!!
We had an awesome time cooking ! I enjoyed the bean porridge but Sissy on the other hand didn't like it at all ! She even said she wasn't sure if she could eat it even if it was she had lol !!! 
This dish takes about 1 hour and 15 min to cook !!! 
I think she enjoyed making the cakes the most ! They are kinda a plain tasting cake ...When you think about this was a special treat they didn't get often I am sure this was one of the most delicious desserts the girls had ever eaten !

 We had an amazing home school day !!! I love the Prairie Primer !!! Here is a final pic of today's cooking !!!
I hope everyone has a blessed weekend !


  1. My children loved this chapter about the panther. It was both scary and thrilling. And Pa is so brave.

    I love the heart-shaped Christmas cakes.

  2. we really enjoyed this chapter as well Ruth !!! I think I have enjoyed this whole book !!! Thank you !!!


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