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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Mary, Mary quite young to cook Blogathon entry # 16

You had a childhood dream to be a homesteader? How cool that you are living your dream now.
You cooked a full meal at age 8?!
Who taught you how to cook? I don't know many 8 year olds that have cooking skills beyond making sandwiches or toast.
I am trying to catch up on this blog, and you may have already discussed this, but what kinds of things are you growing? Do you homestead the whole year or only during certain times of the year?
I really know nothing about growing anything. I can't even keep my houseplants properly fed and watered, this is fascinating!


Not so much a dream, but a fantasy. I grew up in the suburbs, wanting to be the little girl that lived in a house in a hill. I had a tire swing that I would pretend was a bucking bronco. I was still getting muddy past the age of 12. And it is very cool that I get to live out my fantasy. {how many girls get to say that line?}

I did cook my first full meal at 8 years of age. My father taught me how to cook. He is magnificent in the kitchen. My son cooked his first dinner for us at the same age, it's just a matter of getting them involved, and making it fun. My 4 year old is learning now.

What is in my garden? Lot's of things. My garden is around 4,00o sq ft {no, not a typo four thousand square feet} We have several varieties of tomatoes, and peppers, cucumber, peanuts, corn, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, 2 different watermelon, potatoes, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, zucchini, carrots, onions, cabbage, 2 different pumpkins, sunflowers {edible} I think that is everything, if not I will tell you later.

We homestead throughout the year, no breaks if you want to live free!

3 points for you Rubyreader!


Anonymous said...

Do you plan on growing wheat, or other cereal grains?

Do you plan on having any cash crops?

What have you planted in the way of an orchard?

Anonymous said...

what about leeks? I love 'em.

Anonymous said...

mmm....I remember cooking a full meal and baking a dessert for my family when I was 6 or 7 for Brownies...That was so fun; I felt all grown up!

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