A womans life has been made one of comparative ease. Time was the only kitchen utensils were her own two hands. No refridgerator, no gas stove, no washing machine. Listen to a pioneer woman, Mariah Coventry, as we see what her daily life was like before modern conveniences.
Travelling by ox cart, over mountains, she and her new husband break ground on their homestead. oinWhile the men cleared trees for logs to use for lumber. The women folk share tips on cooking with a wood burning stove. Water had to be drawn from creeks, or other water sources. With a newborn baby, Mariah’s life was a rich one.
The Civil War called her husband away, and Mariah did what she had to do to keep things going by herself. Even after the war, her wounded husband wasn’t as strong as he had been.
With growing families, and growing farms, women went to town more often for more modern conveniences. In her declining years, Mariah had plenty of family to care for her. But when war strikes again, her son goes off to do his duty in World War 1.
Though agriculture is the only livleyhood Mariah knew, she watched her children leave the farm for careers in engineering and mechanical sciences.