Saturday, March 7


I feel like my head is brimming with thoughts that I ought to blog about considering the current economy. More and more blogs I visit are mentioning the pinch in the wallet or unemployment or making do. I love being thrifty. It began back when we were making below the national poverty level for income and has carried me happily through the good and meaty years as well. Being thrifty doesn't equal being threadbare or cheap or unhappy. The truth is, you can't give if you are spending. I like that truth. I like giving.

I won't be changing the focus of home and family on Cultivating Home, but you can look forward to many more posts on how to be content and find pleasure living on less.

Some of my favorite cookbooks are from the early part of the 20th century. Each of them contains a section on frugal meals that housewives used on a regular basis with their larger families. Maybe that is why I am drawn to them! My video camera isn't the newest or best but it's functional. I'd like to share some of those recipes with you.

And I have this brilliant, borrowed from our great grandmothers idea to bring a return to the Victory Gardens. It excites me to the core even though I am not a green thumber by nature. Both of my parents are so I'll try to siphon some wisdom off of them to share with you.

10 comments:

Kostman Family said...

I;m looking forward to it. I also enjoyed the cooking videos that you posted the other day. I even cooked up the potato & pasta dish that she described. I also think that it makes it easier to live through the tough times when you are just use to living with less and are just thrifty in general.

Keli said...

Oh Hannah, that sounds wonderful! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

Keli

Mrs.KAOS said...

I love the Path to Freedom website and urban homesteading. I look forward to reading your coming posts.

Hannah said...

I have lately been so interested in this idea of the New Victory Garden. There are so many problems that we are facing not only as families but also as a nation: rising food costs, obesity, relying on foreign oil. Home gardens could help solve some of these problems. This will be my fourth year gardening, and I feel like I am seeing an increased interest in gardening in those around me. It's a good thing.

Jen said...

That picture is great.

I would love more idea's ... I was doing so well not spending-- it' a hard balance for me.

I loved the clip on depresion cooking. That's sorta how I cook already. But, I can't stand gardening:( I seem to kill everything I try to grow, so it's hard to put the work in. But I would love you hear your idea's about this topic!

jen

HappyHermit said...

Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love the idea... bring on the idea's !

Sue

mandi said...

how fun! i signed a plede last year on homeshed planet's blog to bring back the victory garden. we live on a small city lot and are slowly turning our front yard into edibles. so challenging and fulfilling!

Thankful Paul said...

God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives in him. ROMANS 8:29

Lynn said...

Hannah, I love the link to the garden. Amazing! I am wanting to do that with my yard. Thanks so much for the educational and inspiring links you find!

Lynn