Traditional Country Skills and Crafts for a Simple Way of
Traditional skills and
crafts are unfortunately getting lost in this frantic pace of
living that we lead. Making soap and candles used to be
something people did as part of their daily lives. It was a skill
that continued long in the country where electricity was slow to
arrive, and sheeps' tails were too good to waste and not use for making
soap, and the wax from the bees used to make candles.
how many people still know how to perform the old skills? Thatching,
layering of hedges, lace making, wagon building, I am sure you could
rattle off a couple of your own!
We want to bring back those country skills, and many others, and teach
you how to make these crafts that
are slowly regaining popularity with a few.
Skills in your Kitchen
are skills that we seldom make
the time for in our busy life filled with technology that was supposed
to free up some spare time! Funny how our great-grandparents had the
time to do all these things with very little technology!
However, because I now live a more
simple life on my farm, and during fall, and the colder months, we find
time to do these things that we didn't when we were employed full time
by others. I love my spinning, my wool dyeing and weaving.
now have time to make soap, cosmetics, liqueurs, wine, jams
and preserves among others. It is something that I enjoy, because each
season has traditional crafts that I can pursue. I feel reconnected to
nature, and connected to my ancestors who went before me.
So enjoy the journey of traveling back in time with some of these
pursuits, and feel the pride and accomplishment of making something
yourself, from scratch.
to Make Bread
to Make Butter
to Make Buttermilk
to Make Yogurt
to Make Cheese
Easy Steps to Making Country Wines
How to Make Moonshine and Homemade
Beer Brewing with Instructions
Skills in your Home
Making for Beginners
to Make Soap
Lye from Wood Ash are just
some that we have for
you at present.
to Carve a Pumpkin for that special
Projects: Jewelry Box.
to Quilt by Hand
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