All About Granny and Grandad.

My husband and I were born and raised in rural Norfolk, UK.  Growing and preserving food as well as using natural folk remedies for simple conditions was not a fashion then, it was essential to our survival. We grew up before the days of chest freezers and supermarkets. The skills we learned can be used today to grow food, preserve it and have stocks of simple remedies, at a fraction of the price that supermarkets and chemists charge us for their products and there is the added bonus that we know everything that we put into them. In this blog we will pass on ‘how to’ tips and hope that if they are new to you, you will benefit from simple age-old how to skills! To have stocks at home that are ready for emergencies is essential for surviving catastrophes more than ever today, whether they be weather related, natural disasters or redundancy. They are as vital now as they always have been and we are able to do lots for ourselves to ensure that we and our families can ride out those rough times. They can also save you lots of money which must be good with the global economy hitting us all. I will include old family recipes as well. Make do and mend was the byword of the 1940’s through to the late 1960’s here in the United Kingdom and they still hold true today for those wishing to save money, and eat healthy natural foods. We still have and use those skills, and we want to pass them down to you. So Granny’s Pantry combined with posts from Grandad’s Garden will lead you through the seasonal year, and hopefully will keep these skills alive for generations to come. Grandad’s garden is going to follow the old ways of doing things, from times without modern technology; sometimes the old proven ways are the best! And yes, we really are Granny and Grandad; we have 8 grandchildren, soon to be 9 and Granny had 5 children under the age of 7, including twins.

So to the now grown up children, Debbie, Sabrina, Lisa, John and Dudley and our grandchildren Lily, Rosie, Holly, Isobel, Jake, Molly, Niamh and Ruby…this is dedicated to you and to our own Dads and Mums who taught us these skills….thankyou. x

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6 Responses so far »

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    Bernice said,

    You have a beautiful blog packed with vital information. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge!

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    sarasinart said,

    Hey, your blog always inspires me, so I’ve given you the Very Inspiring Blogger award. http://sarasinart.net/2013/04/15/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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    Auntie Em said,

    I saw your comment at Eve’s Garden- yours looks lovely too! I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your garden!


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