Little House in the Big Woods: Chapter 5

SUNDAYS

Now the winter seemed long. Laura and Mary began to be tired of staying always in the house. Especially on Sundays, the time went so slowly.

Every Sunday Mary and Laura were dressed from the skin out in their best clothes, with fresh ribbons in their hair. They were very clean, because they had their baths on Saturday night.

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Little House in the Big Woods: Chapter 4

Christmas

Christmas was coming.

The little log house was almost buried in snow. Great drifts were banked against the walls and windows, and in the morning when Pa opened the door, there was a wall of snow as high as Laura’s head. Pa took the shovel and shoveled it away, and then he shoveled a path to the barn, where the horses and the cows were snug and warm in their stalls.

The days were clear and bright. Laura and Mary stood on chairs by the window and looked out across the glittering snow at the glittering trees. Snow was piled all along their bare, dark branches, and it sparkled in the sunshine. Icicles hung from the eaves of the house to the snowbanks, great icicles as large at the top as Laura’s arm. They were like glass and full of sharp lights. (more…)

Thank You!

We want to give a very special thank you to Joan Miccolis who became a patron of Mrs. Trimble’s Tuck In.  We appreciate your support and are grateful for your generous contribution.  Thank you, Joan!

Little House in the Big Woods: Chapter 3

The Long Rifle

Every evening before he began to tell stories, Pa made the bullets for his next day’s hunting. Laura and Mary helped him. They brought the big, long-handled spoon, and the box full of bits of lead, and the bullet-mold. Then while he squatted on the hearth and made the bullets, they sat one on each side of him, and watched.

 

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Little House in the Big Woods: Chapter 2

 

Winter Days and Winter Nights

What a find!

The first snow came, and the bitter cold. Every morning Pa took his gun and his traps and was gone all day in the Big Woods, setting the small traps for muskrats and mink along the creeks, the middle-sized traps for foxes and wolves in the woods. He set out the big bear traps hoping to get a fat bear before they all went into their dens for the winter.

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Season 3

Thank you for joining us for Season Three!

This season, Mrs. Trimble will be reading Little House in the Big Woods which starts the Little House series and introduces us to the Ingalls family.  Join in the adventures of pioneer living with Laura, Mary, and Baby Carrie by downloading Episode One today!

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Season 2 of Mrs. Trimble Bedtime Stories

This season on Mrs. Trimble’s Tuck in:

  • Episode 1: How the Rabbit Lost his Tail by Elsie Eells and The Glass Dog by Frank Baum
  • Episode 2: The Little Red Hen by Margot Zemach and The Wind in the Willows Part 1 by Kenneth Grahame
  • Episode 3:  How They Ran Away by Louisa May Alcott.
  • Episode 4: A Little Tiny Thing by Anonymous and An Angel in Disguise by T.S. Arthur
  • Episode 5: The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin and Poor Dear Margaret Kirby by Kathleen Norris.

Season 2

This season on Mrs. Trimble’s Tuck in:

  • Episode 1: How the Rabbit Lost his Tail by Elsie Eells and The Glass Dog by Frank Baum

  • Episode 2: The Little Red Hen by Margot Zemach and The Wind in the Willows Part 1 by Kenneth Grahame

  • Episode 3:  How They Ran Away by Louisa May Alcott.

  • Episode 4: A Little Tiny Thing by Anonymous and An Angel in Disguise by T.S. Arthur

  • Episode 5: The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin and Poor Dear Margaret Kirby by Kathleen Norris.