I know what you mean Iddee, my mother did also. We would put up 100 jars of tomatoes, 100 jars of green beans, jelly of several types, figs and etc. Would freeze in bags pinkeyed purple hull peas and crowders, corn, squash, peaches and okra. Would pick up pecans, carry shelled corn over to the grist mill for corn meal, store sweet potatoes in crib (corn crib). We would kill a yearling, chicken and a hog, usually had plenty of meat. Wish the youngens could have such experiences. We did get central heat/air in 1990.