Friday, June 8, 2012

Cabin for ONE


 We found a cabin for one in the Village.  Washtub and Washboard and a hand pump.


 Spanish Moss


 I think the bed was for when the person was worn out from pumping water to scrub clothes, and to warm up when the hands were red and raw from scrubbing those clothes.
(note: DIRT floors? think no vacuuming or mopping)


and on that washtub was a Katydid,  and I am thinking if Katy did the laundry using these tools, she would need that bed WITH a mattress Please.


36 comments:

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Just imagine not having washing machine ... Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

EM Illustrator said...

That's what I call simplicity - but they did a lot of hard work back then of course. Things that we have machines to do for us today. Nice photos and very interesting. Have a lovely Friday!

Big hugs!

Ginny said...

A PERFECT and perfectly wonderful Katydid picture!!! I don't think I have ever seen one in a blog, much less in real life. Wow on the detail!!! No vacuuming on the floors, but bugs crawling up the bed, eek!

Declan said...

Sometimes we have dirt floors; I don't think it's intentional though! Deccy x

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm thinking you are right about the bed. After all that pumping, scrubbing and washing it would have been nice to have a place nearby to stretch out.
Great shot of the Katydid!

diane b said...

Besides the hard work, hard bed and dirt floors the occupants would feel the wind and rain come through the gaping timbers. Pioneers did it tough.
Good shot of Katydid.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Outstanding photos gal. I love old cabins like this and you sure brought it to life in your photography. Now if I could only shoot like that and then find a cabin.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is hard to believe that people actually lived in those conditions. Makes me very thankful for all my conveniences.

Mamabug said...

Cute little cabin! Glad we don't have to do laundry that way any more; I wouldn't have a thing to wear!!

Rebecca said...

Boy oh boy, that is really roughing it.

Amy Burzese said...

Great post! A few people commented on my mossy post that they have never seen moss hanging from trees.

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow. I wonder what they had to pay for property taxes. lol Dirt floor makes me think RATS. Yikes. What a beautiful photo of the katydid!
Have a great weekend.

Susannah said...

Katydid needs a "Katydo" list with all of that work! I've never seen a katydid before. Interesting. I love thinking about how folks lived in the pat be ....I do not want to live that way!

Deb said...

now that would be tough living...what a beautiful green katydid....

RoeH said...

Now THAT'S where I could live! There's nothing left to break down. I think I might have to do a post on my house problems during the last six weeks.

TexWisGirl said...

that is some simple, hard living.

George said...

I remember going to my grandfather's house and having to use a water pump like this. Fortunately the house was a little larger than this cabin, and the floors weren't dirt. You got a wonderful picture of the katydid.

Remington said...

I am happy the house we are moving to is a little bigger than that one! Have a fun weekend!

Catherine said...

Hmmm... I think I will pass on the cabin for one and keep driving until I find a 4 star hotel... ;)
xo Catherine

Linda said...

Wow...a great find! I love vintage and really enjoyed these photos. Thank you so much for sharing.

Madi and Mom said...

Did we tell you we like your header!!
Boy today's pictures brought back memories.....what a wonderful set of pictures too.
Hugs Madi and Mom

SweetMarie said...

Wow! That is a rough way of life! With the dirt floors all I could think of was snakes! My grandma and I talk about what life was like when she was a kid. She was born in 1929. There's a lot to not miss and a lot to miss. :)

Jean said...

Sandra, I'd love to move that little cabin into my backyard! Sure wouldn't want to have to do the wash like they did in the old days!

Inger said...

What a cool cabin! I love what you did with this post. We used washboards like that when I grew up, oh, so long ago!

Rose said...

This makes you realize how good we have it!!!

S. Etole said...

You see the best things. Great series.

Snapper II said...

I'm glad those good ole day's are gone. The washer women lived in the little cabin and did nothing but wash clothes.
"I left the suds in the buckett and the clothes hanging out on the line"

Snapper II said...

I'm glad those good ole day's are gone. The washer women lived in the little cabin and did nothing but wash clothes.
"I left the suds in the buckett and the clothes hanging out on the line"

photowannabe said...

I'm so glad to be living in a time with modern conveniences.
It would be a very hard life for me.
Love the Katydid photo. I didn't know what they looked like.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Great photos, Sandra, that make me so thankful for electricity! Perfect Katydid photo!

Ann said...

all I can say is "Thank God for modern conveniences" :) The shots are awesome.

Terri Buster said...

Seriously would pass that one by and build my own.. that one looks a bit breezy!

Maple Lane said...

I love these photos and your header, too, Sandra. Have a good weekend.

Chatty Crone said...

Well I enjoyed seeing it and learning about it - but I am so thankful for my home now. Sandie

DawnTreader said...

Seems a little draughty to me ;) And YES a mattress for Katy please

Debra Dickinson said...

Sorry, I know this isn't the focus of this post but Katy's eyes creep me out! Great photos, as always. Makes me very grateful for all I have. HugZ!