Living in an 1830s Log Cabin

Living in an 1830s Log Cabin

Did you know … by Sandra Merville Hart Most country homes in the 1830s were log cabins with two rooms, a loft for a sleeping area, and a wide fireplace at one end. Families spent free time around the fireplace Families spent most of their time in front of a blazing fire that warmed the cabin. They read books, drank cider, talked, and told stories around the comforting warmth of this fire. They also entertained company there in the light of a lard lamp. This type of lamp used lard to light the lamp. Animals roamed free all summer Log barns and stables were not large. Owners marked the ears of their livestock that ran outdoors year-round. Cows and hogs roamed the woods in the summer. Cows wore bells to help find them easily at milking time. Women cooked at the...

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