It has become readily apparent that we’re missing something. With the loss of many stores and services, many find themselves missing familiar things in their life. Maybe it is the canned chicken stock that you use in cooking. Or the fresh vegetables from the market. Or the plumber who is now unable to come to your home. If you think about it, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of small things that we all took for granted, and that are now missing or harder to come by. But there is another way.
Once upon a time, a half-century or more ago, the government was more interested in helping people improve their own lives. To that end, a form of informal education was available. It went by different names in different places: the county agent, the co-operative extension, the farm bureau, the grange, or one of several other names. What they did then, was they provided assistance to the rural family. Assistance that included regular bulletins covering a wide range of topics. Canning fruits and vegetables. Building a proper fence. Wiring your home and farm for electricity. Investing your savings. Teaching your children. Making your own clothing. And much, much more. Just think, how useful this knowledge could be today.
It isn’t lost. The knowledge is out there. In fact, some of us already do these very things ourselves. And now, this site is here to make you know what you don’t know, and help you learn it. Because, when modern life gets you down, you could use some Olde Tyme Skills!