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Saturday, July 29, 2006

My first cooking disaster/ why homestead Blogathon entry #2

I began my culinary training around the age of 4. My first full family sized dinner that I went solo at was when I was 8 years old. That would have been my first disaster. I made fried chicken, mash potatoes and gravy, cream corn and a mousse for dessert. I managed to get the fried chicken down, but opening and heating up a can of cream corn proved to be a challenge. I burnt the cream corn. My family, being as loving as they are, ate it anyway.

Why homesteading. It started off as a childhood fantasy. I am a Little House freak! When my husband and I bought our home with the land, I thought it would be a good idea to start growing and raising our own food. It saves us money, though not time. It's a lot of hard work, but we do have fun at it and we are reliant on ourselves.

4 points to Greedyreader and oneforworldpeace


Marina said...

A Laura freak, huh? I take it you've read the compilation of articles she'd written about her and Manly's Missouri place?
I had a copy of it stashed away at my parent's place in CA, but it became water-damaged, and I've been looking for another since then.

Anonymous said...

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!


alrescate said...

I was a Little House freak too! If you ever come out this way we'll have to make a trip up to her place.

Antof9 said...

I didn't know you were another Little House freak! No wonder I like you so much!

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