Like many other children, I dreamed of living on a homestead just like Laura Ingalls Wilder in her “Little House on the prairie” book series. I would bury my head in the text for hours, thoughts would take hold like tiny seeds eager to grow. Longing for wide-open spaces, a barnyard full of animals, and prairies full of wildflowers to run through and pick for dinner table arrangements. I wanted to cook food over an open fire, sleep outside under the bright twinkling stars, and travel by covered wagon to explore new places out across America's great plains.
It’s only since I’ve gotten older that I can see what a huge influence her stories have had on my life. Moving to Idaho cemented my desire to be as self-sufficient as possible, independence, persistence, and willingness to take risks and try new things… I believe that those values and character traits come directly from reading about Laura’s life as a pioneer in the 1880s. Now of course these stories are children's books, but even the most precious of life lessons can be passed from child to child. Her stories about frontier life have so much to offer, and they give us a glimpse of the hardships faced by everyday pioneering families in the late 1800s, mirroring a bit of modern day challenges too. Across the great plains Laura's small seeds grew, to brighten someone's day. Wild beauty, fragrance, and caring thought are expressed in a small prairie bouquet. Plant some seeds and watch them grow, for strong they will become, and their tiny petals will settle in your heart for many years to come.
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Gather a bouquet of wild flowers while walking through the open prairie. A wild revelry of colorful blooms. Aromas of sweet bluebells, poppy, and milkweed entwine with sheer sweet pea, fresh berry and delicate musk.