Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Prairie Brand...

Cruising through the fields Craig is pointing out all the pretty wild flowers...here is one....isn't it preeetty...

they used for toilet paper!!!!!

I was not impressed either
it is really soft...I didn't give it the old try and I am taking his word on it..but it was the favorite "brand" the Indians used and the wagoners coming west...
wagons HO!

Oh I so would be on that first train back East...IF I was still in the wagon to begin with!

I am much more comfortable at being the pioneer woman for today ...thank you very much!

This southern accent gets me in all kinds of trouble...but the people traveling through like to think of me as the true pioneer woman for today...
give me a chuckle and earns me a tip
anyway I can please the crowd works..


Sarah said...

I am ever thankful for toilet paper! Poor flower-what a fate!

Anne said...

Hi, Mary! I am definitely a 20th / 21st century kinda girl. I adore indoor plumbing, modern feminine hygiene products, and meat from the butcher that I didn't have to kill, drain, and defuzz myself. Can you imagine if you accidentally used poison ivy as your TP? Ouch!

By the way, I've nominated you for The Circle of Friends Blog Award as part of my first blogoversary celebration. I appreciate your frequent visits and comments! It means so much! :-)

Mary said...

I love the "idea" of the pioneer life, but would not fair well I fear!! I have tried to grow that wild flower - I think it is called Mullen or something like that. It does get big enough leaves to use as TP!! :) Oh, and I did not grow it for that reason, but that's good to know!!! lol

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I came to your blog to see your buried treasure and found this wonderful post. When I was a child, every summer I pretended I was on a wagon train traveling across country. Thanks for some wonderful memories.

Laura said...

We have the mullein plant growing wild on the edges of our woods (TN). I never thought of them as TP!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog..will be by yours now that I've found it...love your stained glass work and journaling.

And I've always wondered what it would be like to live in a barn!!

Artist Linda Drake and Lunar Designs said...

Hello Mar..
so enjoying your blog.. Your glass work is beautiful!!!
I also wanted to comment on the tp plant. Yes, Mullen...we have it here in Colorado too and the miners used to use them as liners in their boots. and tp as well..
obviously a great choice as it has really soft leaves.
I have also read that you can boil 2 - 3 leaves and make a tea that the Indians claimed were good for chest congestion. I have never tried it myself.
a handy plant indeed!