Well, my husband grew up Amish, and they can EVERYTHING. I would like to have something in common with his family, something I can talk about with the "women folk" since the men go off together, normally to the living room - while the ladies clean up, or out to the barn to show off their livestock or the new silo. I seem kinda stuck in that area, even though I did try to BECOME Amish when I was younger, I never learned the necessary housewife stuff.
I would eventually like to put up all of my own vegetables, pizza sauce, tomato soup, pumpkin etc. and also my own canned fruits.
We had our first summer in our new house, and of course I was pregnant and didn't do much in the garden as it was way too hot and I was miserable. But I planted my first garden and then the weeds took over. My tomatoes got blight (is that how it is spelled?) I got 1 cantaloupe it was very tasty, I think I got like 12 - 24 jalapeños, but the cucumbers, well, I didn't know how many to plant, or that they grew on vines, so I had like 50 - 60 plants!!! I had 12 zucchini plants, and both took off, didn't care that the weeds were hip high!!! LOL... needless to say, I was practically paying people to take the produce off my hands and only got around to canning the 4 quarts.
They turned out really really tasty. That in it's self has inspired me to can some other things. Now that the baby is here and I am a stay at home mom, I want to try it again, only w/o as many zucchini and cucumber's! LOL.
An Amish cousin of my husband's is going to come out and help me plan out my vegetable garden and put it in. So, hopefully this year (Lord willing) we will be able to enjoy the fruits of my labor, like the Proverb's 31 woman.
I also believe that in order for me to really take care of my family, I need to grow the garden and can the food to cut out a lot of the junk they put in now-a-days.
That's it in a nut shell.
I understand, from your page, that you home school as well? I think that is wonderful! That is what I might be doing in a couple years if our church doesn't start up the christian school soon. People have NO idea how busy stay at home mom's can be. We really do work. I know some of them might sit on their rump all day, but there are some of us out there that WORK!
You have a beautiful family! God has richly blessed you and your husband.
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