Friday, February 22, 2013

1930's Rural Kentucky Ways

My Mother was born in Kentucky and lived a very meager lifestyle.  There was a total of nine children; she was next to the oldest.  Here are some things she had shared with me.


They would take the cream of the fresh milk from their cow.  Wrapped the cream into cheesecloth and hang on the clothesline to curdle and thus make cottage cheese.  Can you imagine anyone trying this today?


In the fall the apples were plentiful.  They dug and deep hole in the ground.  First layer the bottom with dried leaves, put apples on top and continue to layer.  They had fresh apples all winter long.  I believe they did the same for potatoes.

I love to hear these stories and felt I needed to pass them on.