In case you're wondering how I got my original hippie vibes, they came from my grandmother originally (you know, when they had to do a lot of this stuff), and my mom in her footsteps to an extent. When things like the microwave and USDA food pyramid came out (ugh), they gradually stopped doing quite so much naturally, but I still have so much to learn here. I remember sifting through this book as a kid and thinking how cool it was, but I had forgotten until I saw it on my Mom's shelf the other day. She said I can study it but need to give it back. 😂 .
Anyways, it was given to her by my Aunt and Uncle...Two years before I was born! The info inside is surprisingly still awesome and accurate. .
So if I want to do anything from raise chickens and ducks (yes!) to build my own house (nope!), all the info is here. Foraging, herbalism, making your own beauty products, gardening and preserving, fermenting, and picking out the best wood stove all here. Same with rug making, spinning, and weaving (which my grandma still does occasionally when my grandpa can thread the loom for her- she did everything from shearing the wool to spinning it into yarn to dying it to knitting it. How's that for #movementmatters?). So much more is in here, but it's ironic that I needed to learn it mostly online or in books when I had this great resource as well as at least one generation (granted we're not close sadly) that could just teach it to me from memory. .
Do you have any trades or skills you've been passed down from family?