I do sauerkraut, corned beef (not fun), brined pickles, brined sweet pickles. Make cheese, make wine..... Let's see........killing chickens (especially roosters, dog goned things!!!) Kill beef. process tongue.......etc.
Am I the only one? Lots of people do this, right? Maybe I should just throw in the towel and say "No more!!" (Problem is that I like that stuff.)
I go picking wild mushrooms in the forest...edible ones that is...lol
Knitnut....does that count?
I did all that plus canning veggies when the kids were home. Now it seems to be too much work for just the 2 of us. Even did ketchup, salsa, and relish. Getting lazy I guess.
Do U make blood puddings ?
I don't do any of that because I don't eat meat and have almost converted DH2B. I used to make pickles but the sodium is not good for us and I don't even really like them. I wish I knew how to make cheese like you do- it really sounds amazing, but again, DH2B has high cholesterol so we rarely eat cheese anymore.
I do like to make jams and jellies but we don't even eat those. So many of the home cooking and home prepared foods just don't even make it to our table anymore. We never go out, maybe once a month, to a restaurant. We just eat fresh I guess, and we live about a 10 minute walk from 5 grocery stores so we have no real need to put anything in the freezer. If I lived on a farm out of town I could see how that would be absolutely required.
If I had room for a garden I expect that would be the really only old fashioned/ traditional thing I would do. I hope we sell our house this spring so I can get one with a garden.
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I use to do it all when I was young and if you can keep up with it as you get older it's good for you so don't give it up! Arthritis in my hands don't let me do a lot of things I loved.
oh1 nut if you really do all of that, I just afell'in love' wif you! I especially like the tongue prt, mom loves it in tacos with tomatoes,avacados, lettuse, mild sause and I also like to add to my hoghead cheese! used to preserve pears in all forms whenever I could find in quantaty
would you share hoghead recipe?
I grow all my own veggies, can, pickle, preserve, can all my own tomatoes and make about 30 jars of salsa a year. Make bread - never buy bread. I make a cauldron of soup every week. Do all my own cleaning and crochet 6- 7 baby blankets a year that I donate to an organization that supply needy mothers with layettes. I will be 75 in September. I stay busy.
Hi Everyone !
I've got to say that I'm really impressed with everything Knitnut & Albertagran still do ! I just go to the grocery store or when open, the Farmer's Stand, to get our food !
The 'old' stuff that I still do is knit & crochet and send regular greeting cards out to family & friends ( I think that it's a dying thing nowadays !)
Maybe it;s the Scandahoovian blood in our veins - Knitnut is Swedish and I am Danish/English (I think that makes me a Viking)........LOL.
albertagran:(I think that makes me a Viking
Sounds more like breakfast food to me! Danish pastry and an English muffin!
Hi Knit & All,
My in-laws in Oregon do all that, but they quit raising chickens recently. Too much work now for just the two of them. They still raise a cow and keep veggie & berry gardens & orchards (of fruits & nuts). All organic stuff.
During winter time....I do astronomy as a hobby....star gazing at stars, planets, pulsars, quasars, black holes, ... as old a profession as the Three Magi (or however many of them there were) .... but I do NOT do astrology (fortune telling....as I don't believe in this).
And I won't be killed by the King or Queen if I'm wrong.....
Do U make blood puddings ?
Which kind, Gid?
I've tried stews where they put a little cow's blood in it...& I can tolerate it if it's just a bit, but not if there's a whole lot.
Oh, Knit, I remember PanAm used to serve cow's tongue sandwiches. I was a little girl & was told it was good, so I ate it. It was good. I bet they'll never serve these on the airplanes again. Those days are gone.
Tongue is one of the best parts o f a cow we eat it very often, most oft he time with my homemade mushroomsauce or peppersauce, THIN slices, rice and stirfried? vegetables
Can't read much more of this...makes me ill reading about cow's tongue. Ugh!
Canned veggies, jams, jellies are good but I don't can and never did. I do make strawberry freezer jam. We like it and I recently bought some home make elderberry jelly at a store in Pa.
I don't do any old stuff anymore. No knitting like I once did. I read and that is about it. I have flower beds but no veg. gardens.
I do go to the veggie markets in season for fresh things. And, buy what I can in store for fresh veggies during the winter.
I admire what all the people did and some still do when it comes to gardening, canning, freezing, making homemade bread, desserts, knitting, crocheting.
I am going to buy Faustnachts that are in the stores for Lenten season. My MIL used to make them as she was German and baked many German pastries. They were a big thing for Shrove Tuesday at the church bakesales.
Let every day be a good day!
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