Granny at her Wheel
peasant woman is never idle, leisure moments seeming to horrify her
industrious mind, and from early morn to dewy eve, from blooming youth to
feeble old age, her fingers are never idle.
She is busy in her youth in
'providing' for her marriage, and afterwards in attending to the needs of
her husband and her growing family.
In former years the clothing of the
whole household was all homespun, hence the spinning wheel occupied much
of her time."