7 green things our grandparents did: Green wisdom
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These are not just things our grandparents and great-grandparents did in the past. This is a way of life, simple, sufficient, satsifying. This is the way my wife and I have lived all our lives.
My husband and I keep saying it is time to get back to the basics. Farming.. Raising our own food. Then we will know exactly where it is from and that its free of chemicals. I feel my grandparents were so blessed to live when they did. We have gotten so far away from the basics. Good hard work. Not sitting in front of a computer afraid to get our hands dirty. That's what is wrong with the younger generation. Use the land like it was meant to be used.
Amen to your thoughts! I was raised in Europe and did the same things! Now in my 60's and in a new country (America), I went back to the old ways. I grow my own food, get watercress at the creek, dandelion in the fields and water at the spring. I can, dry and preserve my veggies, let a neighbor hunt on the land I own in exchange for meat (deer) and I am healthier and happier than a lot of people!
In the good ol' days, raw milk was widely known cause infant sickness and death. It wasn't until the early 20th Century that pasteurization of milk had caught on. As a result, fewer babies caught things like undulant fever (brucellosis) and tuberculosis.
Sure the folks milk cows and had fresh dairy on farms, but a lot of them cooked the milk on the stove first to prevent sickness.
Youre right about the government since I have been doing research in Psychology and law, you would not believe the laws and how they make it just for lawyers big business and government. I am converting my farm back to the old days everything done here just like the indians and look what the government did to them. To bad the people can not get together anymore and get the government under control.
My Grandma told me that before the Great Depression nobody ate the chicken wings!!! It was considered waste, as well as the liver and giblets all of it was thrown away. So.... if it weren't for the Great Depression who knows how long we would have had to wait to have wings with our football!!! Lol
Not true. In Europe, and no doubt in many parts of the US as well, where people understood the value of what they had, chicken wings and the giblets were cooked in different ways. Some of the recipes for chicken livers are very old. But the wealthy who did not cook their own food until the Depression hit, would not know of this unless they had connections to the old country or farm friends.
If we live by Permaculture principles, or Masanobu Fukuoka principles we would NEVER have any need for insecticides or herbicides. In fact, both of those would destroy the beautiful ecosystems we would be trying to produce. And nobody in their right mind would ever touch a Monsanto seed or other product.
It is so easy being vegetarian or vegan for anyone with a quarter acre of land.
The article is suppose to be about how they ate years ago and you instantly make it into your personal preference and a jab at killing poor bambi. My grandparents ate a lot of meat; chicken and pork were main stays.
I love this. Use it up and wear it out. It is something we need to remember and make a generational 'thing' again.
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I am a city kid but loved going to my grandparents home in Oklahoma there they had little creeks to play in horses to ride and of course watching my grandma getting ready to make ice cream this wasn't done with any electricity but by a hand cranked gismo which made the best icecream ever.Oh those sweet time of G2rL3summer.
yes, I also played red light, jacks, hide/seek, roller skating w/clamp on skates,,wde had a good time and didn't know we were poor..no TV only a radio.
Iwould spend every summer at my grandmothers house where she had chickens and some ducks. She would sell her eggs and ocasionaly a chicken or two. It was my job to pluck the chickens after they were dipped in boilking water for a couple of seconds and then collect the feathers for other sewing projects.She had apple trees and made the best apple pies using the chicken fat for the pie crust, they were the best ever.
I remember spending time at my Great Grand Parents (Pa and Grannie). They did everyone of these things. It was a very peaceful time as I remember. I just asked my husband to help me add a clothes line. Do you remember how nice clean fresh linen smelled from outside? Thanks for reminding me!
PEOPLE ATE DINNER AT HOME AND CONNECTED ,NOT AT FAST FOOD JOINTS ,THATS WHY OUR CHILDREN ARE OVERWEIGHT !!!! THEY HAD BACK YARD SWINGS AND PLAYED JUMP ROPE ,REMEMBER HOP SCOTCH ,CHINESE JUMP ROPE ?????