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A scrap of fabric and an 1881 photo

I remember the thrill of seeing the final cover design of my first book, Butter in the Wel…


Added by Linda Hubalek on October 3, 2012 at 9:43am — 5 Comments

Making Cakes from Scratch

Today is my mom’s 88thbirthday so I made her favorite dessert, an angel food cake to enjoy for her celebration this evening. I just added a cup of water to a packet of dry mix out of a box, turn on the mixer for a minute, put the whipped mixture in a tube pan and slid it into the electric oven.

Then I thought of the old recipes I came across while researching my recipe book, …


Added by Linda Hubalek on May 16, 2012 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Birthdays in the Old House

I’m 58 years old today and thinking about my childhood home where I celebrated birthdays for eighteen years until I started college.

We celebrated birthdays during breakfast, complete with cake and opening of our presents before we got on the school bus.

The earliest birthdays I remember was my 5th birthday party with hats and friends, and marking off the…


Added by Linda Hubalek on March 7, 2012 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

Digging your own Home

Our family doesn’t have a photo of the original dugout dug in 1868 that was on the “Butter in the Well” farm, so here’s a photo from Kansas Memory to give you a visual view to contemplate while reading a passage from my book …


Added by Linda Hubalek on February 29, 2012 at 8:58am — 7 Comments

The Pioneer’s Cyber Monday Sales

While we’re ordering our holiday gifts online today because of Cyber Monday sales, I can’t help but think of the contrast of now, versus 150 years ago, when Kansas was being homesteaded by pioneers of several different nationalities.

Think how simple and thankful the pioneers were for their holidays and gift giving. When you read the diary entries from …


Added by Linda Hubalek on November 28, 2011 at 8:50am — 5 Comments

Flooding Memories

(This month I’m posting excerpts from my books and telling you the story behind them.)

I remember several floods while growing up on the farm I featured in my Butter in the Well book series.

The creek runs through the middle of the farm, with the river on the west border. Most times the creek is dry, but it can flood quickly as…


Added by Linda Hubalek on November 2, 2011 at 2:36pm — 2 Comments

The Story behind the Immigrant's Journey


When researching the history of our family farm for my book, Butter in the Well, I found…


Added by Linda Hubalek on October 28, 2011 at 10:34am — 10 Comments


In tough ecomomic times, butter and eggs were a source of income for many families. Butter and egg money, made from the excess milk from the family's cows and eggs that could not be consumed, were sold to buy fabric to make children clothes. The scrap pieces of material were sewn together to make extra bedding and balnkets for the cold winter months, pinics, and extra pallets for guests.

This ecomony has impacted us all and I fear the worst is still yet to come, and although we are… Continue

Added by Corinco on March 14, 2009 at 7:53am — 4 Comments

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