“Lord, we thank Thee for all Thy bounty.” That was all Pa said, but it seemed to say everything.
The Long Winter, Chapter 32: The Christmas Barrel
“Je-ru-salem crickets! If it isn’t our Christmas turkey, still frozen solid!”
The Long Winter, Chapter 31: Waiting for the Train
Guest post by Barb Mayes Boustead Spring is here! Those of us who live on the Plains know the sense of relief all too well, how feeling mild temperatures and seeing green growth lifts the spirits. War
The Long Winter, Chapter 30: It Can’t Beat Us
Laura wakes to the wind blowing in the middle of the night, but now it’s the Chinook, and that makes all the difference.
Great Discussion a Few Chapters Back
In which we all talk about Cap Garland.
The Long Winter, Chapter 29: The Last Mile
Cap and Almanzo make it back, having bought the wheat from Anderson for $1.25 a bushel. That the best they could do?
The Long Winter, Chapter 28: Four Days’ Blizzard
Meanwhile, back in De Smet …
The Long Winter, Chapter 27: For Daily Bread
Cap and Almanzo head out looking for a needle in a haystack. Or a wheat kernel in a dugout.
The Long Winter, Chapter 26: Breathing Spell
Food’s all but gone and it’s even too cold for checkers at the drugstore. But Pa comes home with news: Almanzo Wilder and Cap Garland are going after the wheat.
The Long Winter, Chapter 25: Free and Independent
Almanzo’s going off half-cocked, or so Royal worries. What is his little brother thinking going after that wheat?
The Long Winter, Chapter 24: Not Really Hungry
It’s the middle of February. Things are bad. Ma produces a hidden codfish — and no one cares.
The Long Winter, Chapter 23: The Wheat In the Wall
The wheat’s about to run out, but Pa has a hunch, and heads to the Wilder Feed Store to see if he’s right.