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More space to clothes than to food

August 8th, 2007 at 05:20 pm

Todays chapter of the smiling hill farm story involved storing food. First they built a store room, from the picture and description they built something about the size of a modern smallish bedroom, about 4 or 5 times the size of my pantry.

Then they proceeded to fill it with dried fruit (pie from dried apples? ugh!) nuts (you mean like off the dirty ground? eww) plus room for molasses (for sweetening, do you know how unsweet molasses are?) and salt (straight from a salt lick, eww) as well as lard salted meat, pumpkins (how many pumpkin pies can you eat anyway) beans (dried of course, you know how I fail at those) and oddmints like 'paw paws' and persimmons (hey that was just for seeds in a fairy tale, we don't eat those do we?)

Anyway after the read I sat there thinking of just what we devote space to in our homes, and I have more space devoted to clothing than food! Seems a bit odd since food is so much more important. I also have a stack of junk beside me (husbands) that is larger than my pantry!

What on earth happened that Americans have houses and values so far gone from the pioneers that we no longer feel the kitchen has to be large much less the pantry!

When we house shopped we saw so many homes with small kitchens, no room for a table full of guests, and matching small dining rooms, what on earth do I need a dining room for if it only seats 4 small folk? I have 5 in my family and love company!

Seems to me houses are built for what people pay for, and people aren't asking for big kitchens or a big pantry, they are paying for room counts and big closets to stuff with clothes.

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6 Responses to “More space to clothes than to food”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I've probably mentioned this somewhere on the site before, but my tiny 900 sq ft house once had 3 kitchens! One in basement, one on first floor, one on second floor. I think most of the houses around here have a basement kitchen of some sort in addition to the first floor kitchen. It is an Italian neighborhood, and well known for its restaurants, too. I guess this shows food had some priority to the people who built these houses!...Mmmm, wine cellar in the basement, too.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    The need to store food is no longer considered a necessity by many. Not when you can just trot down to the gas station and pick up bread, milk, or eggs whenever. Not when there's huge grocery store warehouses. Not when there's a restaurant every other block. I love my kitchen. It is big as far as kitchens go and has lots of storage space. But I think we have more room for storing clothes than food, too. Weird.

    I wanted to ask you, since you are good at finding out the answers to obscure questions your children ask, does ice conduct electricity? We know that water does, and that steam will, but does ice? That's the question my daughter asked last night. My thought was it would probably melt the ice and then it would be conducted through the resulting water. Thought your eldest might get a kick out of finding it out.

  3. princessperky Says:

    I found a website answering the ice question (not well) I put the link in the body, since it doesn't seem to work here. cool question.

    and yeah I guess the neighborhood makes a difference on food priority!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Thanks. I knew you could find the answer.

  5. nanamom Says:

    Nuts off of the ground were probably in the shell so it isn't as bad as it sounds. I hear dried apple pie is pretty good too. I bet paw paws and persimmons made that molasses taste pretty sweet too!

  6. princessperky Says:

    so long as you wait till they were 'bitten by frost' before that they can make you sick apparently

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