Sometimes people talk about the good old days and how simple life was back then. Have you ever really thought about how hard their lives were without the conveniences that we have today? I'm not very good at making bread (without a bread machine) besides all of the other "manual" things they had to do. I can't imagine sitting still long enough to churn butter. And chicken dinners! I'm afraid we wouldn't have chicken on the table very many times, if at all, if it were up to me to catch one and wring it's neck, plus all the other stuff that has to be done to turn it into a chicken dinner! I do remember my mother and grandmother doing this on the farm when I was very small. By the time I was old enough to help, they just bought them at the store.
My brother had an organic garden at one time. I told my SIL that I'm sure she must be enjoying the fresh vegetables, especially the tomatoes. She said "Yes, they're good, but they cost about $28/lb.!" :)
I am thankful for the time in which I am living. A pioneer woman I'm not. Obvisously, Lucy and Ethel weren't either.
P.S. Blogger wouldn't allow me to break this post into paragraphs. Sorry that it is all run together.