Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Still Rational

Oh, hey.  Hi there.

So, it's been quite a while since we updated the blog.  Like, I could have gestated a couple of babies during the lapse (don't worry, I didn't).

I blew the dust off the Rational Living blog today to find a recipe for a friend.  Then I started looking around, all nostalgic and such.  What a busy, educational and powerful year the rationing project was.  Yes, I did just end that sentence with a preposition.

What are we up to nowadays?  The girls are growing like weeds and TMOTH and I keep ourselves busy with projects around the homestead and running to and fro to all the girls' activities.  We still have chickens, and have slaughtered several rounds to fill the freezer.  The garden keeps growing every year, and it is so nice to have such a pleasant, "normal" summer this year after the past two years of scorch-fest (knock on wood).

We don't count our miles anymore, nor do we track rationing points (I'm pretty sure I could do this from memory still, though).  We do still try to buy used merchandise first when available/feasible.  We still don't have a dishwasher, and we've adapted to the 960 square foot house as well as a family with two tween (soon to be teen) daughters can.

Sometimes I think I should get back on here and blog regularly about our homesteading adventures and misadventures.  But then I wonder if people still read blogs.  In some ways, it seams so 2010, you know?

Is anyone even out there?

--Rational Mama


  1. I like reading about your adventures! Really, you're just a wonderful writer. So, entertain me as you see fit!

  2. Still here! FWIW, I still read dozens of blogs. And "was" is a verb. ;)

  3. Blog away. Go all 2010 up in here.

  4. new to your blog....loving what I am seeing so far. I am curious though about "ration points". What is that all about?

  5. April - good question! When our family lived on WWII civilian rations for a year (back in 2010) we had to follow the ration point system set up by the OPA in the 1940s. The following link leads to a post which lays out the initial rationing restrictions and point calculations we used during the project: http://rationalliving.blogspot.com/2009/12/rational-review.html

  6. Oh Man! I'm SO SO SO happy you are thinking of blogging again. Of course no pressure. I myself have had a dearth of posts on my blog and been on the fence as whether or not to continue. BUT you should know that I have missed your voice. It is unique and refreshing, and I felt like I sort of "knew" you as much as one blogger can know another that she's never met. I'd love to see posts from you again.

    XO from NOW Texas, instead of Colorado.
    Anisa/The LazyHomesteader