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 Jeena Stephen Special to Star-Telegram
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 Jeena Stephen Special to Star-Telegram

New series depicts domestic farm life in the 19th century

January 27, 2015 11:26 AM