We are often asked why we call ourselves “New Old-Fashioned Farmers.”
The answer, of course, is simple. We call ourselves this because we farm the way my grandparents taught me, like their parents taught them, at least in a manner that is. Since we’re farmers in a modern, tech-filled world we have some variances, but then every generation brings its own ideas, experiences, and talents to farming.
Homestead Household Tips From My Great-Grandmother
When my great-grandmother, Ma Horton, died I was 13 and she was 85 years old. She left us with wonderful memories and many lessons for life. I have a rich farming heritage because of who they were and my grandparents teaching me all their parents taught them, but whether or not I remember it all is another story! Here are some of her homestead household tips.
I wanted to share some of Ma Horton’s kitchen tips. They were handed down to us by her daughters who put them in a family cookbook. I picked the top ten that I use in my own kitchen, to share with you.
This easy to make apron without a pattern is a great project for any skill level. I recently taught a friend to sew and this was the first project I gave her to work on. It’s fast, easy, and even the novice seamstress can usually get good results with nothing but scrap fabric, newspaper, and a tape measure.
I have to admit, this recipe was my Achilles heel. I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve tried, all claiming to be the one homemade recipe that really worked. All ended up the same way, colossal failures. Well, I am here to tell you, you can look no further. I’m giving you my tried and true dish soap recipe that REALLY works. Cross my fingers.