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Household Budgeting: Women Hone Domestic Skills
Yahoo ^ | June 30th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld

Posted on 12/01/2011 9:40:19 AM PST by stillafreemind

The Gloria Steinem generation convinced women that they were not doing jobs. Women were told they were being slaves to their families, and not getting paid for it. In lousy economic times, these newly learned old skills give women a bigger choice of where to spend money. They can cut corners by mending, canning, and growing a garden. They have the power and flexibility to fill their pantries and not depend on the government or stores in difficult times.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Gardening; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: budgets; canning; domestic; household
Sadly, the only woman I know that cans extensively, lives right here. I think ALL women should learn the art of the "old ways". A huge emergency is but a disaster away. It's also been good for our house budget that she preserves so much food.
1 posted on 12/01/2011 9:40:25 AM PST by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

We stared canning two years ago and love it. Just made a batch of laundry soap last week that works great. Should last about 9 months and only cost 18 bucks to make!


2 posted on 12/01/2011 9:46:35 AM PST by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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To: stillafreemind
Steinem and her Aufhebung der Familie stance really wrecked home life. You don't have strong, stable families, society’s going to fall apart.
3 posted on 12/01/2011 9:56:15 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: stillafreemind

I wish I’d have hd the foresight to see that this info was needed.I’ve canned for about 12 years and have dehydrated for about 22 years.I’ve always used coupons and stoked the freezer during sales.All of this seems to be a lost art.IMHO just basic cooking classes telling them different terms and what they mean are badly needed.For instance I was shocked when my youngest sister told me she didn’t use the cookbook I bought her years ago.I asked her why because if was a very basic cookbook.She said well it uses things I can’t find....I asked like what....she said like quartered chicken wth is that no one has heard of that.I calmly told her it means a chicken that has been cut into 4 parts and that any of the recipes that called for chicken she could really substitute any part that she had that it wasn’t that important.


4 posted on 12/01/2011 9:59:22 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: AirForceMom

I nedd to find a bucket with a lid so I can make my own too.Have had the recipe for awhile but can’t seem to find a bucket with a lid on it that is reasonable.


5 posted on 12/01/2011 10:00:48 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: AirForceMom

I need to find a bucket with a lid so I can make my own too.Have had the recipe for awhile but can’t seem to find a bucket with a lid on it that is reasonable.


6 posted on 12/01/2011 10:00:55 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Olog-hai

You don’t have strong, stable families, society’s going to fall apart.

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Which is exactly the outcome the progressives were going for.


7 posted on 12/01/2011 10:08:32 AM PST by Bigg Red (Maryland girl on the Cain Train)
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To: chris_bdba
When I need big buckets I ask the bakery dept. at the grocery store. They get frosting and other ingredients in them. Our store will save them for us and give them out no charge when they are finished with them.
8 posted on 12/01/2011 10:10:18 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Bigg Red
Not enough people know what's written in the Communist Manifesto, and how the goals of liberals and progressives are so much aligned with it. (And that's in spite of it being online for all to read.) What Marx and Engels said is utter tripe, but too many believe it:
Abolition [Aufhebung] of the family! Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists.

On what foundation is the present family, the bourgeois family, based? On capital, on private gain. In its completely developed form, this family exists only among the bourgeoisie. But this state of things finds its complement in the practical absence of the family among the proletarians, and in public prostitution.

The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital.

Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime we plead guilty.

But, you say, we destroy the most hallowed of relations, when we replace home education by social.

And your education! Is not that also social, and determined by the social conditions under which you educate, by the intervention direct or indirect, of society, by means of schools, et cetera? The Communists have not invented the intervention of society in education; they do but seek to alter the character of that intervention, and to rescue education from the influence of the ruling class.

The bourgeois clap-trap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parents and child, becomes all the more disgusting, the more, by the action of Modern Industry, all the family ties among the proletarians are torn asunder, and their children transformed into simple articles of commerce and instruments of labor.

But you Communists would introduce community of women, screams the bourgeoisie in chorus.

The bourgeois sees his wife a mere instrument of production. He hears that the instruments of production are to be exploited in common, and, naturally, can come to no other conclusion that the lot of being common to all will likewise fall to the women.

He has not even a suspicion that the real point aimed at is to do away with the status of women as mere instruments of production.

For the rest, nothing is more ridiculous than the virtuous indignation of our bourgeois at the community of women which, they pretend, is to be openly and officially established by the Communists. The Communists have no need to introduce community of women; it has existed almost from time immemorial.

Our bourgeois, not content with having wives and daughters of their proletarians at their disposal, not to speak of common prostitutes, take the greatest pleasure in seducing each other’s wives.

Bourgeois marriage is, in reality, a system of wives in common and thus, at the most, what the Communists might possibly be reproached with is that they desire to introduce, in substitution for a hypocritically concealed, an openly legalized community of women. For the rest, it is self-evident that the abolition of the present system of production must bring with it the abolition of the community of women springing from that system, i.e., of prostitution both public and private. …
That sound like a lot of what Steinem promulgated, especially the latter paragraphs?
9 posted on 12/01/2011 10:19:00 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: chris_bdba

I went to Dollar Tree and found gallon sized containers with lids to use.


10 posted on 12/01/2011 10:22:20 AM PST by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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To: chris_bdba

Would either of you mind sharing recipes and techniques? I’ve studied it a little but would love to know more.


11 posted on 12/01/2011 10:46:55 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: chris_bdba; AirForceMom

Would either of you mind sharing recipes and techniques? I’ve studied it a little but would love to know more.


12 posted on 12/01/2011 10:47:16 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

Here is the laundry soap recipe I used. I did omit the oxyclean though and added the Purex crystals instead for the smell.

1 4 lb 12 oz box Borax (2.15 kg or 76 oz) found in the detergent isle

1 4 lb box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (1.81 kg) found in the cooking isle

1 box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 55 oz (3 lb 7 oz) found in the detergent isle

3 bars of Fels-naptha soap, found in the detergent isle

2 small containers of oxyclean or store brand oxyclean (try to get about 3.5 lbs total (1.58 kg)) found in the detergent isle.

Walmart was the cheapest place to get everything. ($18.05)


13 posted on 12/01/2011 10:58:01 AM PST by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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To: AirForceMom

I forgot to add that I grated up the bars of fels naptha with an old cheese grater and use an old scoop from iced tea to measure the soap. About a tablespoon or a bit more depending on the load.


14 posted on 12/01/2011 11:00:54 AM PST by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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To: goodwithagun

What do you want recipes for canning dehydrating or both?


15 posted on 12/01/2011 1:18:15 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

We bought some five gallon buckets at Tractor Supply for storing our rice and bread flour. They only set us back about $6-7 apiece with the lids, and they’re as sturdy as can be.


16 posted on 12/01/2011 1:24:03 PM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: AirForceMom

About how many loads did you get out of this recipe?


17 posted on 12/01/2011 1:26:20 PM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: stillafreemind

I love canning, it’s a great way to use leftovers. One year we had so much turkey left over from Thanksgiving, that after canning it all up we had turkey still the next June. I especially like canning meat and broth in little 1/4-pint jars, when poured over a baked potato it’s just right for a 1-person meal.

I’ve always like making my own costumes, but now I’m learning to draft patterns from scratch for everyday clothes. I got tired of not being able to find the styles I like in my size, then having to pay through the nose for something that doesn’t last worth a darn. I have a pair of stretch pants I bought 10 years ago that’s in better shape than a pair I bought 4 months ago. I’ve found t-shirts stitched so close to the edges that the manufacturer completely missed the fabric in places. Add a fabric allergy into the mix, and sewing my own just makes sense anymore.

Of course, the costume-making experience helps, I make my own brassieres using a modified bodice pattern, because I’ve found it easier to make and it fits me better than the cup-style patterns. Any ladies who’ve had trouble with the straps digging into their skin may want to consider making their own, too. Wide straps don’t dig in.


18 posted on 12/01/2011 1:50:41 PM PST by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: goodwithagun; chris_bdba; AirForceMom
On the Duggar Family website, (family from the "20 Kids and Counting" TV show), and definitely a family that recycles efficiently:
Below are 2 impressive laundry tips and sets forth the "recipe cost." Approximately $2 per batch!
Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap Front or top load machine - best value

--4 cups hot tap water
--1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
--1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
--1/2 cup Borax

Directions:
--Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
--Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water.
--Add melted soap, washing soda, and Borax.
--Stir well until all powder is dissolved.
--Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover, and let sit overnight to thicken.
--Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water.
--Shake before each use. (will gel).

Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.

Yield:
Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.
--Top Load Machine- 5/8 cup per load (approximately.180 loads).
--Front Load Machines- 1/4 cup per load (approximately 640 loads). Arm & Hammer "Super Washing Soda" - in some stores or may be purchased online here (at Meijer.com/walmart.com). Baking Soda will not work, nor will Arm & Hammer Detergent - It must be sodium carbonate!

Recipe cost approx. $2 per batch.


19 posted on 12/01/2011 2:04:09 PM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Olog-hai

Sad thing is these pigs have been more successful in our society than even they could have imagined. Just look at how many people think co-habitating and having children outside of marriage are just hunky dory. It is mindboggling.


20 posted on 12/01/2011 2:59:41 PM PST by Bigg Red (Maryland girl on the Cain Train)
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To: chris_bdba

Sorry, the soap recipe. I already can. I’ve seen the laundry soap recipe but I was hoping for a body soap recipe.


21 posted on 12/01/2011 3:43:03 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma

Thank-you! We have one of those here.The only ones I had found were online and while nt expensive I am not paying more to have them shipped than they cost!


22 posted on 12/01/2011 7:38:05 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: goodwithagun

Don’t have one of those but do a little searching online there are many many recipes out there I’m sure that will come up too.I just wait until Perlier is BOGO like now and buy their honey.


23 posted on 12/01/2011 7:44:44 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Stand Watch Listen

I do use 1.2 c site vinegar instead of fabric softener.I also have a recipe for fabric softener but haven’t tired it yet:

home made fabric softner
2 cups cheap hair conditioner ( i got 2 bottles at the dollar store) 1 bottle is roughly 2 cups...
3 cups white vinegar
6 cups water
I mixed the conditioner and the water together first...shake well....then added the vinegar and your done....if you add all together and then mix, the vinegar makes it really foamy...


24 posted on 12/01/2011 7:48:43 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Stand Watch Listen

I do use 1/2 c white vinegar instead of fabric softener.I also have a recipe for fabric softener but haven’t tired it yet:

home made fabric softener
2 cups cheap hair conditioner ( i got 2 bottles at the dollar store) 1 bottle is roughly 2 cups...
3 cups white vinegar
6 cups water
I mixed the conditioner and the water together first...shake well....then added the vinegar and your done....if you add all together and then mix, the vinegar makes it really foamy...


25 posted on 12/01/2011 7:49:13 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma

I just started with my first batch last week but was told if you do aprox. 8 loads per week it lasts about 9 months. :)


26 posted on 12/01/2011 8:25:31 PM PST by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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