Growing Up in Newfoundland with Nana

Join me with Nana as she shares wisdom from her generation and growing up in Newfoundland.

A younger and older woman picking beans off a climbing trellis.

Today's episode of the podcast is very special to me. It's one of those episodes I know I'll go back and listen to in years to come. Miah's sweet Nana joined me on this podcast quite a few months ago and I had thought I'd lost the audio file. But much to my delight, I found it and am happy to share her with you all.

In This Episode

  • What it was like for Nana growing up in Newfoundland in the country.
  • How Nana's mother passed away at 32 years old.
  • What her dad did after her mom's passing to keep his kids and care for them well.
  • How they bartered to scrape by for what they needed.
  • What it was like growing up in a house without electricity.
  • Nana describes their root cellar and how they stored their root vegetables and other produce.
  • Kaylee's YouTube channel, The Honeystead.
  • We value “things” more when we have fewer of them.
  • The legacy that Poppy and the generations before us created.
  • Keeping optimism and hope instead of fear for the changing world ahead.
  • Building community sufficiency and not self-sufficiency.
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

A man and woman sitting at a table in the kitchen.
I want to share this beautiful life with others and teach them the lessons we've learned along the way. Welcome to Roots and Refuge, friend. I am so glad you're here.

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