On the BACK PORCH get a glimpse of what bath time was like for children of the 18oo's. For instance, Saturday night bath time was a complicated process for Mother. Water had to be
heated,perhaps in the fireplace, and don't forget she made her own soap from potash and fat! Girls bathed first (they were said to be cleaner) then more water was added, and the boys had a turn. Usually there was little privacy... "Who's Next?" Also, there are old washing items and an old washing machine. Butter churns and other household items will convince you "A women's work is never done"
A complete display on Flax, from start to finish is a very interesting part of the new porch exhibit. Our household Yankee Make-do is newly displayed in the porch area for 2013.