One foot in 1850s America

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LakeCondo

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I found this interesting & you may too. A south-central Michigan family with 4 young kids is growing & getting food locally & canning it etc for the winter. Lots of comparisons between 1850s & life today.

The blog is at thepioneerchallenge.com.

Then in early 2013 the family's work is taking them to Tunisia & will be living in another environment new to them.
 

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That's interesting, my moms parents used to live in the country in the summer and the city in the winter. They grew their own veggies in the summer and canned everything for the winter. My mom used to tell me the stories sometimes. It was during the 1930's and 1940's. Funny old life :)
 

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A long time ago, when I was a kid we had about an acre garden and all kinds of animals for meat and eggs. We were living in a city (Oakland, CA) but it wasn't like it is today. Similarly we also preserved and canned everything under the sun. Still know how to, just mostly don't anymore.
 
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