Making the Most of Life

Margie Madsen is no stranger to hard work, being a mother of seven and running a household by herself while her husband was out on the farm working. She was in charge of raising and looking after the kids, maintaining a clean household, and cooking for her entire family, plus any farmhands on the land that day. She had to do all of this on a serious budget as well. But, she always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eyes, knowing that everything she was doing was not only out of necessity, but also out of love and joy for what she was doing. She became very resourceful, making everything last as long as possible, and she was able to spend every penny wisely, making the most out of the goods the farm provided for her and her family.