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