Water was carried in three-gallon buckets from a hand-dug well, with a hand pump, located about 80 yards from the house. ... of mom and Aunt Anna boiling water in cast iron cauldrons over wood fires to wash clothes and then scrubbing them with homemade lye soap on a washboard. ... Of that, we drank about 50 gallons, either sweet and hard from the barrel or later from the stock put by in mason jars.
|Title||:||Wilderness in America|
|Author||:||Daniel L. Dustin|