I get a lot of ribbing about being the youngest old woman on the block.
Many of my neighbours see me as a bit of an honorary senior citizen.
This is because I do stuff that other women my age around here don't do.
I garden, I pickle, I jam, I miso, I dry, I can, I freeze, I make etc etc.
I have both more time together with and more topics of interest in common with the over 60s crowd than your average me-age person does.
One of my neighbours told me today that she used me as an example when trying to encourage her DIL to preserve more produce.
I think there is a misunderstandings at large here.
I am passionate about attaining as near to self-sufficiency food-wise as is comfortable for our family. (I can't grow coffee, cocoa beans, bananas or mikan here and don't see our family giving up those things...)
But, if I lived with my mother/ mother-in-law and she was going to make the family's miso/ pickles/ jam/ juice while I went and had lunch with friends or went out to work or sat around in front of the fire with my feet up, watching Oprah and eating Rummy chocolate would I take advantage of that?
Just setting the record straight.
And think of all the time I'd have to do up the flower beds and put in a pond and grow more herbs and build a bbq pit and.....