The Old Farmer's Daughter has little tidbits of useful knowledge from the old days worked into stories of life on the farm, Growing up on a family farm, farming and housekeeping in the 1950s, Barns farms and the farmhouse, try to post new story every Monday....
Monday, July 31, 2017
Back Yard Camping
The dog days of summer,
it is hot. The house is hot.
The windows are open
to let in that elusive breeze.
So the youngsters want to camp out!
Of course the times that live in your memory
are the ones that ended in disaster.
This Old Farmer's Daughter recalls staying over with a friend
in the back yard. Our little tent was right up against the back of the house.
In the middle of the night she woke me up and said someone was prowling around outside our tent.
We did not sleep well the rest of the night.
Of course now looking back I am thinking it was her Dad checking on us.
Another upset was caused by a big canvas tent, 8 girls, and a rainstorm! Can you guess where that is going?
The young hostess was warning us, we'll be fine, just don't touch the sides of tent or it will bleed! Well with 8 girls, air mattresses, blankets, pillows, etc it wasn't long before we were floating in an inch of water!
We all ended up trooping into the living room in the middle of the night