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Old 09-29-2012, 03:54 PM
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More for the natural "iron" intake, every so often instead of baking in a casserole or pie dish, I will actually cook using one of my DH's cast-iron frying pans. Sometimes when we travel I also hand wash some of our clothes using bath soap, and the shower-curtain rod to dry the clothes.
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As a full-time homemaker, I do a number of old-fashioned things that constitute true old-fashionedness.

I clothesline dry, bake and cook from scratch, mend, make, and alter clothing using my sewing machine, garden, and use cloth for nearly everything. i.e. cloth napkins, cloth shopping bags, and when my kids were babies I diapered them using traditional cloth diapers.
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Use my clothes line, make cookies/cakes from scratch, make tea rather than buy it in bottles
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Hi Ladies,

How is everyone doing these days regarding old fashion living? I think I have made some progress since I first responded to this thread. I have 5 hens now, We have a wood stove put in upstairs. I hand wash and wring the clothes through the wringer than hang to dry. I am sure there are more changes in my life, but it seems when old fashioned living becomes an everyday experience it's hard to think of the things I actually do everyday.

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it seems when old fashioned living becomes an everyday experience it's hard to think of the things I actually do everyday.
How right you are. Old-fashioned living, practices, and ideals, come to me so matter-of-fact like now... so automatic... because I've been doing it for so long. In fact, it becomes the only way after a while, providing old-fashioned, fits into your lifestyle and ways.
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I cook and bake from scratch. Line dry my clothes weather permitting.
Garden and can everything I can get my hands on. Have a compost pile.
Have rain barrels for watering outdoor plants. Re-use as much stuff as I can.
I sew and mend. Don't use chemicals in cleaning, just the basic old fashioned baking soda and vinegar.
I water down everything.
I know there is ton more that I do old fashioned.

My parents were my inspiration. We didn't have a lot and they made do. I can never remember wanting for anything though. My dad was kind of ahead of his time in the 50's and 60's - was really into organic gardening. They taught me so much.
I do so many things the way they did.
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Hi Cheryl hope you had a Merry Christmas
I water down everything I can. Use to can but can
not stand too long at a time so that is out for me
now.
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Hi Pag,

I like to water down some things also. For example, dish soap, sometimes I will water down shampoo, I cut up a bar of soap or use left over pieces and mix with water for the hand pump dispenser. I am sure there are a lot more things I could be watering down, but not sure what. Any ideas?
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Never thought about shaving
the bar soap and mixing with water will have to try that one.
I water down clothes washing soap to, as well as conditioner
and shampoo. I use coffee cans to hold bags of corn meal
things like that whether I put them in freezer or not
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are you talking about the plastic coffee cans or metal? Still trying to figure out what to use my plastic ones for once I finish the coffee.
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