Just like Grandma!

With all the talk on the news from around the world a person would have to be in a coma to not see the hard times our country is currently facing.   I have put a some thought into what life would be like for me should the economy fail and what my resources would be to be able to keep my daughter and I alive, fed, and healthy.  

pizza, frozen dinners, beer

Freezer Section via Flickr

Currently, our whole social system is set up relying on the service of  ‘trained professionals’ to do what used to be everyday requirements of life.  Most of my generation has not learned the skills needed to find, grow, preserve, and store food.  We just head out to our local grocery store and grab what ever we are in the mood for. Most of the time we don’t even have to know how to cook other than to push a few buttons on a microwave. 

There are also very few that have been taught natural remedies for common ailments.  Just a couple of days ago I learned that very quick cure for athletes feet – grab some vinegar and water, mix them together, soak your feet every day till its gone. Simple.  You can bet that back in the day, before spray cans, that is exactly what grandpa used to do.  Now we have to go to a doctor for everything!  Now don’t get me wrong – I am very thankful for doctors and medicine and if I got sick tomorrow I would gladly make an appointment.  However, it is a little sad that we rely so much on others (and pay so much) when the solutions we need can be so simple.

With these thoughts bouncing around in my head I have decided to take the time to learn how to do the things I grew up seeing grandma doing.  I don’t have loads of free time so can’t be sure how often I am going to be able to learn a new skill but when I do I will be sure to post my success and failures alike. 

Maybe I will post something you have always wanted to know how to do!  Be sure to give it all a try and see if you have a special knack for it.  If you do try any of my ideas please leave a comment and let me know how it went for you!