To some people, “Old Fashioned” means antiquated or even backwards ways of doing things. The dictionary defines it as “adhering to customs of a past era” with synonyms like “outdated.” However, I would argue that the old-fashioned way is often the best.
In this high-stress, fast-food world I think that we could all use a little bit more old-fashioned, which, conveniently enough, is exactly what this blog is about, and I mean to keep it that way as much as possible. Due to personal reasons, Patty has decided that she will be leaving Old Fashioned Families and wrote a heartfelt article yesterday saying goodbye to everyone. If you have not read it, you definitely should!
Today, I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Liz Ellis and I will be writing and monitoring the blog for a while. I love the idea behind this blog as I grew up on a small farm in the middle of nowhere, where my bedroom window looked out over fields of dairy cows and the bus ride home from school was about a hour long. I have seen first-hand how much of a difference the old-fashioned way of doing things can make, and it’s something that I look forward to sharing with everyone!
Personally, my passions for homesteading run more along the homemaker line of things, so you can expect to see a lot more recipes and homemaking tips and tricks from me in the future, along with some indoor (and outdoor) gardening tricks and other odds and ends as the ground starts to thaw. I am sure I won’t be writing the exact same things that Patty did, but I truly believe in the heart and idea behind this blog and I intend to do my best to ensure that the blog continues to thrive.
You might start seeing some small changes about the website in the next few weeks as Matt makes some tweaks and adjustments (you know how those tech-savvy people are!) but the heart of the website will still be there.
All in all, I wanted to say hello and it’s nice to meet you. Grab a chair and stay a while, and we can help keep those old traditions alive and talk about raising some wonderful families the Old Fashioned way.