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Connecting to Tradition by Canning with Children

| 7/11/2016 9:15:00 PM

Washing Berries In Kitchen Sink

I’m a firm believer that our children always learn by example. This ranges from teaching them to be kind to others all the way to learning life skills such as, growing and raising their own food, cooking and even sewing. That’s why I think it’s really important to include children in pretty much everything you do.

Learning Life Skills

When I was little, I spent a lot of time with my Nana, and she took on the role of teaching me the life skills that are with me today. She would put me in the middle of her kitchen table where I could watch her making herself busy.

Those moments in my life have created some of the best memories for me. Sitting on her table, stealing raw bread dough because it tasted oh-so-good, getting to eat some peaches or fresh green beans while watching my Nana get everything prepared to can.

At the time, I didn’t realize that I was learning what I would need to know when I grew up. I just thought she plopped me on the table to keep me out of trouble and so she could keep an eye on me. But I realize now that she was also teaching me everything I’d need to know.

The Farmers Market Provides Food Self-Sufficiency

Fast forward years later, and I have my own family. Through the years, my Nana’s traditions dwindled away and some were forgotten.

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