Just registered on this site. Been gardening for about 7 years but learned to can as a child. I love reading about frugal living, homesteading, etc. Being a single mother of 2, saving money and learning more about sustainable living has been a goal. I'm not, by any means, a "prepper". I'm not nearly that disciplined. I just feel the more we live "close to the land", the healthier and happier we will be. I want my children to know and to pass on these abilities which more and more seem to be a dying art.