Thursday, September 11

The Wilder Homestead in Malone, New York

Well, I said I had a post coming soon on our trip to the Wilder Homestead in Malone, New York. I DID have a post ready but due to a glitch this morning, the whole thing was deleted! So until I have some time to rewrite it, I want to share with you a fantastic YouTube video posted by liwfrontiergirl. You'll see the scenes we saw of the farm when we visited and I'll be back soon with some photos of the heritage garden growing behind the house.

For those who aren't familiar with the book Farmer Boy written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, it is the second book in the Little House series. This book is not about the famous Ingalls family of Little House on the Prairie fame, but instead about Almanzo Wilder's childhood with his family in upstate New York. Almanzo was the husband of Laura Ingalls Wilder and father of author Rose Wilder Lane. This house is the very house in which Almanzo was raised and upon which the book is based. The house has been restored and filled with period items. Replica barns were constructed based on Almanzo's drawings of the property and archeological excavation of the original foundations.

Also, if  you have a deeper interest in all things Little House, take a look at this site also written by liwfrontiergirl. It's fantastic and chock full of information about the Ingalls and Wilder families. Liwfrontiergirl has done a wonderful job preserving and sharing important Ingalls/Wilder information.

So take a look at her video of this beautiful, peaceful place in upstate New York. And if you ever have the chance to visit, it's well worth the trip.

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