Monday, February 16, 2015

Grandma Skills - a new series

In my last blog post I wrote about hubby and I being on a quest for simplicity, sort of a “back-to-nature” kick. We have really enjoyed it, so I decided to start a new series of blog posts detailing our efforts. I’ll include the good, the bad, and the ugly so you can learn from (or laugh at) my mistakes.

I couldn't decide what to name the series, so I reached out to a friend for help.  While I was trying to describe what I had in mind I kept coming back to “the kinds of things that our grandmothers knew how to do, but we usually don’t”.  So, I decided to go with the obvious and name the new series “Grandma Skills”.

Most of my posts will probably center around cooking since that is what I enjoy the most. However, I will also cover things like gardening, needlework, sewing, cleaning, and home repair/maintenance.  

Now, I’m not going to get all crazy with this. I’m not going to swear off modern conveniences and I will definitely use tools that my own Grandma never had (like my beloved KitchenAid mixer). However, I will try to keep things as “grandma like” as possible. No bread machines allowed!