The Good Wife's Guide (Gag Me!) I was reviewing old notebooks recently and came across this image, which I kept because at the time, it dropped my jaw to the ground. If you're reading on a phone (which most of you do), then the image is going to be a bear to read, so
Original image by Isaiah Rustad Another post in the continuing series on things we don't have to do anymore. These days, pickling vegetables and making jam is either a quaint past time mostly within the province of women, or it is a survival skill developed by preppers for when the shit hits
Original image by Isaiah Rustad Samuel Zeller No, I'm not referring to bedroom games. Really! In the continuing series on things we don't have to do anymore, providing medical care for our families is on that list. I remember reading Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott when I was very young.
Original image by Isaiah Rustad The Roman-built aqueduct running through Segovia, Spain. It still carries water. Photo by Bernard Gagnon [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons I've seen many pictures of women in third world countries carrying water. Buckets and jugs on their heads, or jerry cans in both hands,
Original image by Isaiah Rustad In the first part of this long post, I described the long process involved in turning any type of fiber (wool, flax, silk, cashmere, cotton) into strands for weaving, to produce cloth, and how labour intensive it was in the past, when machines didn't do all the
Original image by Isaiah Rustad Look Around You In a second, I’m going to ask you to lift your head up and look around your current location. I want you to take a quick tally of everything you can see that has a textile component. That is, any fabric, anything woven. Okay, take