I love to cook from scratch, but that's no news! I also would love to remodel an old home like an English cottage or small Victorian maybe! Not myself, though! I would definitely hire someone! I like to iron Ken's shirts and clothes myself, rather than take them to the cleaners. My mother thought me the "proper" way to iron and it stuck. I just love the way a buttoned down shirt looks after I finished ironing it. It's funny, but because I lived in Romania I am sort of a generation behind compared to people my age who lived here all their lives. We had outhouses, raised chickens and killed, plucked and cook them ourselves, had the type of irons that you set on the burner to heat and had to cook food from scratch all the time because there was no "preprepared" anything!
Can you come and do my ironing ?? That is one thing I just hate doing and right now have a big basket of ironing staring me in the face and I just keep saying "tomorrow".
That is so interesting that you talk about all the old time things and I can relate to that as years ago, I lived in Scotland where I was a nanny and it was my job to make breakfast and I had to get up and throw wood into the stove to get it started and then go around and light all the fireplaces in the big old lodge.
We also had fresh egss from the chickens and milk from the cow and I would let the cream come to the top and then have it on my porrage. Somehow I think those days were less stressful than the world we live in now where we have everything to make things easier.