Beautiful video produced by Eric Caron of the making of "Little House." If you have a moment, please watch! Very well put together.
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Childhood Memories on the "Little House" TV Set
Ruth Mackie and her family lived at the bottom of the
hill in Simi Valley where the TV "Little House" was being filmed.
Ruth shared with us how the set seemed like home because she and her
brothers were able to have lunch a couple of times with the cast and
catch blue belly lizards with Melissa Gilbert. Ruth also enjoyed
riding her horse through the set and saying hello to everyone who
was coming and going to work. When the set was blown up she cried
because it was an important place to those who worked on the set but
for her it was part of her childhood.
Below are a few photos Ruth shared with Prairie Fans.
Building Walnut Grove
Phil Hobbs has hand built replica models of the
Ingalls homestead and the school house from the NBC "Little House"
TV series. More photos can be seen
NEW BOOKS by Melissa Gilbert
The following books are available for purchase at all major book stores or can be purchased by visiting Melissa's official website.
"My Prairie Cookbook"
In My Prairie Cookbook, Melissa Gilbert, star
of Little House on the Prairie, offers fans comforting family
recipes and childhood favorites. From prairie breakfasts and picnic
lunches to treats inspired by Nellie’s restaurant, the 80 simple and
delicious dishes—crispy fried chicken, pot roasts, corn bread, apple
pie, and more—present Bonnet Heads (die-hard Little House fans) with
the chance to eat like the Ingalls family.
Gilbert’s personal recollections and memorabilia, including behind-the-scenes stories, anecdotes, and more than 75 treasured scrapbook images, accompany the recipes. With answers to the most-asked questions from fans—on topics including the biggest bloopers (a "must read" for visitors of this website), on-set romances, and what Michael Landon was really like—My Prairie Cookbook is a cherished memento for Little House fans and fans of simple prairie cooking alike.
"Daisy and Josephine"
New York Times bestselling
author Melissa Gilbert makes her picture book debut with
this fetching story about a shy little girl and her spunky
Everyone has a favorite person, and Daddy is Daisy’s. But when the two of them are on the road for Daddy’s work, Daisy sometimes feels lonely. She is very shy and wishes she had a friend. So Daddy gets Daisy a surprise: a funny-looking puppy named Josephine. They make quite a pair—Daisy with her overbite and Josephine with her under bite. Will Daisy’s rambunctious new friend help bring her out of her shell?
This charming story of an unlikely friendship, based on actress and New York Times bestselling author Melissa Gilbert’s own childhood and her very own French bull dog named Josephine is one that everyone can relate to.
“I’m so excited to share the story of Daisy and Josephine,” Melissa says. “I hope it will inspire children to be brave, to sing, and to always shine brightly!”.
More photos can be seen here.