Recently someone asked me why we have a family Facebook page and a blog. The answer was quick to me. My blog is a place where I can share more in depth my thoughts and feelings of why we work so hard to carry on our lifestyle as well as share a bit about our family history. Facebook users (myself included) are normally scanning quick in their spare time to possibly learn or see something new, share in the pages they follow, and keep a brief running of their life happenings.
As an example, on our facebook page today I posted a few pictures of things we will have on our Easter table. All of the items are homegrown, hand picked, or made by our family. To me they signify a tradition passed down from my family starting from my great grandmother, grandparents, mother and aunts.
Our ancestors were “doers”. They had no other choice but to provide for themselves. Today’s world is more about “consumers”. Not many take the time to even think about where their food comes from much less contribute, except monetarily, to their own existence. I am not implying this is a wrong way to live, but it’s important to me for my children to know how their ancestors lived and to be able to provide a bit for themselves. Maybe I was born in the wrong era 🙂
Our Easter lunch table will be filled with food and decor our family has grown or made.
It’s a tradition and one I hope my children will carry on into their futures!