Though I don't want to return to the 1940's, there are parts of it that I like. I would like my furniture to smell like bees wax and my sheets to be refreshed with lavender. I would like to do more canning, baking, cooking, sewing and knitting. My job gives me lots of free time, but I am often exhausted from the late hours. I will have to work on a remedy for that.
My goal this year is to use as little processed food as possible and try making things from scratch that I would normally buy. I spent some of the day yesterday reading Nancy Silverton's book "Breads from the La Brea Bakery". It is a book about making sourdough bread. I plan to start at the beginning making a starter and then work my way through the book. I plan on getting my flour from a local farmer who mills the wheat to order. I also looked online as to making butter. I have done it by accident a few times, so how hard can it be? I will start with the jar method and see how it goes.