I am a homemaker have been married 42 years to Eddy sr who is on early social security but works part time as a welder. Our children are Robin 40,Eddy jr 29,Billy 26. We lost our eldest son Jim when he was only 17 in 1987. He is loved and missed everyday.I am mostly in the house as i suffer from Rhumatoid arthritis and asthma but try and keep busy.We use to have a small farm but now just have the garden. I do miss my chickens.
We have a large garden, I can veggies and fruits and make jellies,jams, relishes, ketcup,sauces, etc for the whole year(provided the lord's willing and the garden grows well).Recently, Eddy sr set up an outdoor canning area for me complete with running water and gas stove top and counter space. It is wonderful and keeps the house from getting to heated up.As my meds are high and we are on a fixed income I do all that I can to stretch our monies. I also make my own laundry detergent.
i do all sorts of crafts including making vintage looking dolls, stuffed animals, aprons,etc. I do simple quilts, and make work shirts for my husband.I collect vintage patterns also cookbooks especially the soft cover type from the 40's,50's,and 60's.