AT on... Modern Homesteading

AT on... Modern Homesteading

Amber Byfield
Aug 27, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, we lugged home 20 pounds of fresh pears from a coworker's farm and, using a decades-old recipe, turned them into jars upon jars of spiced pear butter over the weekend. We love the newfound infatuation with homesteading and all the old-school ways of doing things...

From hanging laundry out to dry, to going back to basics in the kitchen, to learning how to sew, to growing our own food, modern homesteading isn't so much modern as it is a revival of what worked decades and even centuries ago.

We are happy to see more and more people turning to the things that worked for our grandparents, right down to multi-purposing the baking soda.

Have you noticed changes in your own household as you turn back the clock and do things the old-fashioned way, whether it's to be a part of this old-school movement or just to become a little bit greener (and more well-rounded to boot)? We have changed a lot this year, and it all started with pickles.

(Image: Amber Byfield for Re-Nest.)

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