Insights into the Star of 'Little House on the Prairie' Melissa Gilbert's Country Life: 'What I've Always Wanted'

The actress and her husband purchased their mountainside cabin in 2018 and undertook a complete renovation. 

They are currently enjoying the benefits of their efforts by raising chickens and cultivating their own food in the garden.

As a child actor in Los Angeles, Melissa Gilbert had always harboured a dream of living on a farm. 

"I had the opportunity to witness the Hollywood version during my time working on Little House on the Prairie," Gilbert, who is now 57, shares in the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine.

The actress portrayed Laura Ingalls Wilder, also known as "Half-Pint," on the cherished TV series that aired from 1974 to 1983. "There were chickens, cows, and I even had my own horse named Peanuts," she fondly remembers. "I thoroughly enjoyed portraying Laura as I aspired to emulate her."

Now, almost half a century later, Gilbert — who has a new book titled Back to the Prairie: A Home Remade, A Life Discovered, releasing on May 10 — is at last seeing her desire fulfilled.

In 2018, the actress and her husband, actor Timothy Busfield, 64, purchased a charming cottage nestled on 14 acres in the picturesque Catskill Mountains of New York.

Exchanging the limelight for a peaceful existence has been a dream come true. 

"This is exactly what I've always desired," she expresses about her serene life in the mountains.


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