Returning Back To My Domestic Side
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I have rediscovered the joy of being domestic.
I have always loved cooking, baking, canning, creating things, and sharing them with other people.
With the busyness of life and children getting older, I haven't experienced many of the things I used to do when the girls were younger.
But this last year I seem to have rediscovered some of those joys, and put them back into practice.
Canning and preserving food was one of the big things I did this last year. We moved into our current house in the spring of 2006, and I know the stovetop at our new house has never had a canner with boiling hot water and glass jars perched on top of it.
But last summer that changed. Last summer, as I started harvesting the garden, and picking apples off a friend's tree, I was given suggestions of what to do with the bounty, and canning was part of those suggestions. First there was the spicy apple chutney, and the apple pie filling, and the salsa.
Then I headed to my sister's in October, to make more chutney, and grape jelly, and dry apples.
This Christmas, it was such a joy to share canned goods with friends and family.
I am also spending more time knitting.
And I am creating more home cooked meals from scratch, which has also been a delight.
I love being domestic, using my hands and heart to be creative, and share that creativity with others.
As Martha says, "It is a very good thing."