This is a fairly old block. A Prairie Queen is a woman who lived, worked, and raised a family on the prairie.
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You can find directions for Prairie Queen at Patterns From History.
Here is some fun information on Prairie Queens found at Prairie Queens.com.
You, or your female ancestor, might be a Prairie Queen if:
- You had any of your children at home, alone, with no doctor or midwife, no medicine and no family member present.
- You learned how to knit, sew, crochet, embroider, quilt, tat AND needlepoint all before the age of 12.
- You have cooked beaver, raccoon, possum, ground hog, squirrels or whatever else was brought home.
- You made mincemeat for pie by starting with a whole hogs head
- You have recipes for souse, hogshead cheese, egg butter and green tomato pie.
- You make your own sauerkraut from scratch.
- You make a poultice to put on your child's snakebite.
- You have six or more children.
- Your cellar is filled with canned vegetables from your garden.