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  1. I so enjoy reading your emails about farm life, homemaking, family, etc. Such a welcome read and happy to know this type of life is still being pursued.

  2. I stumbled on your site and am glad I did. I read your article “Every wise women part 2”. I’m an older women who had the life you are living. We had six acres and I had a very large garden with apple and plum trees. We raised pigs once, chickens and had a beef steer. My husband was able to hunt for our meat as well. I canned everything that I grew and picked at an orchard for fruit I didn’t have. We fished and canned that as well. Fresh milk from our neighbor and was able to make our butter from the milk. I was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom to three wonderful children. I learned a lot from the older women who lived there and tried to pass my wisdom/learning to my children. Now that our children have families of their own and we are retired we have moved where we can just relax. I am so glad that some of the younger generation is finding the joy of being a wife and mother and raising their own children at home. I also love how you point out that God has designed women to be a mother and wife and that being a homemaker is wonderful and not something to be ashamed of. Homemakers handle more then cleaning. We raise children to be productive people and help to others. A value of a homemaker can’t be priced because we do so many jobs, cooking, cleaning, manage money, child care, nurse, and counselor to name just a few. Keep up the good work and God bless.

    1. Thank you Karen, this might be the most encouraging comment of all time! I love to hear about your life and family! Thank you so much for taking the time to encourage me!

  3. I’d like to propose another option to an inexpensive new machine. I have a 1953 Singer sewing machine…the iconic black machine with the beautiful curves. It’s still going strong and makes the most beautiful stitch you’ve ever seen. I picked it up in Fredericksburg, Texas about 20 years ago for next to nothing and have been using it ever since. About a month ago, I took it in to be serviced…a belt change, lubed, a plug change, changed out the old light for an LED light and a general cleaning, the first time it’s ever gone into the shop. Cost was $138. With regular at home cleaning and oiling, the machine (according to my repair and refurbish guy) will likely be used by my granddaughter when I’m long gone. Granted, the machine only does a straight stitch but for the majority of sewing that most people do, a straight stitch is all you need. I also have my mother in law’s 1960 Singer, tan and light brown. They are also a rugged, easy to operate mechanical machines. It, too, will outlast me. The new, basic Singer machines are not built to the same standards as the older models and they’re not built for longevity. However, they are inexpensive and readily available. Anyway, just a thought on other options for a good, reliable workhorse of a machine.

    1. Great point! I had an older machine but it was definitely not a very nice one! I have heard that the older singers were made way better than the new ones! Happy Sewing!

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