Northeast Tarrant

New series depicts domestic farm life in the 19th century

Sharon Heard-Cross, interpretive host at Nash Farm in Grapevine,TX, pours water into a wash basin on Friday, January 16, 2015 during a session called the Frugal Farm Wife where she demonstrates various types of domestic duties typical in a 19th century home. The Frugal Farm Wife is a new yearlong series created by Heard-Cross after she was inspired by the book, The American Frugal Housewife, written by Mrs. Child in the 1800s. Special to the Star-Telegram/Jeena Stephen
Sharon Heard-Cross, interpretive host at Nash Farm in Grapevine,TX, pours water into a wash basin on Friday, January 16, 2015 during a session called the Frugal Farm Wife where she demonstrates various types of domestic duties typical in a 19th century home. The Frugal Farm Wife is a new yearlong series created by Heard-Cross after she was inspired by the book, The American Frugal Housewife, written by Mrs. Child in the 1800s. Special to the Star-Telegram/Jeena Stephen Special to Star-Telegram

Grapevine’s Nash Farm is hosting the Frugal Farm Wife, a yearlong series that highlights the domestic duties of a farm family. Taking place most months through December, the series teaches life skills that were important to a Texas farm in the 19th century.

— Marty Sabota

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