Samuel Stong's House

Black Creek Pioneer Village
Washing Day At Samuel Stong's Log House

Nothing contributes so much to comfort and to the outward appearance of a
Canadian house as the erection of the veranda or stoup, as the Dutch settlers call it,
round the building.  It affords a grateful shade from the summer heat, a shelter from the cold,
and is a source of cleanliness to the interior.  It gives a pretty, rural look to the poorest
log-house, and as it can be put with little expense, it should never be omitted.
A few un-barked cedar posts, with a slab or shingled roof, costs very little.

The floor should be of plank; but even with a hard, dry earthern floor, swept everyday with an
Indian broom, it will still prove a great comfort.  Those who build frame or stone or
brick houses seldom neglect the addition of a veranda; to the common log-house it is equally
desirable; nor need any one want for climbers with which to adorn the pillars.

Information from:

Hints on Canadian Housekeeping
By Mrs. C. P. Traill
Authoress of the
"Backwoods of Canada"
"Forest Gleanings"
"The Canadian Crusoes"
etc. etc.

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