Domestic Chores.

Currently my responsibility as far as chores at home go are next to nothing! My son and daughter in love take care of almost everything and I am left alone to read, solve crossword puzzles, blog and see a lot of movies besides finding other ways of entertaining myself like visiting friends and functions.

There however are some which for historical reasons I handle and they are:


1. Get necessary provisions for the kitchen.
2. Set Yoghurt.
3. Keep out of the way of the others at home.

At need.

1. Keep accounts for the pressman. ( A man who collects washed clothes from homes, takes them to be ironed and returned after two days)
2. Arrange for repairs at home like getting the electricians/plumbers etc.


Manage the payroll for the help and pay all monthly bills like newspapers, cable TV, Pressman.

It was not like this always. I have had enough experience of being a househusband and am glad that I now live with my children who give me the freedom to enjoy myself in the twilight of my years.

This week’s topic for the weekly Fridy LBC was chosen by me. You can see what Shackman and Pravin have to say in their respective blogs.

26 thoughts on “Domestic Chores.”

  1. I do virtually all the domestic chores except cooking. I do most of the housework, look after the garden, look after the cars, and do all the supermarket shopping. That’s mainly because I work part-time while until recently Jenny was doing a very demanding full-time job. Now she’s retired but mysteriously she hasn’t taken over any of the domestic chores. Some chastisement may be called for.
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  2. Cooking is my main chore, and one I don’t mind if in the right mood! My husband is a diabetic, controlling it through diet mostly, and since I want him around a long time, I undertake cooking duties almost scientifically (forget it being an art form!). I also do most of the cleaning, except for clearing the dishes. We live in a modestly sized condo, so it’s not that much of a bother. My husband does the endless recycling. We recycle every scrap of paper, and compost every potato peel, so there’s lots of it to keep him occupied! When I worked, I didn’t lift a finger, and sometimes I long for those days!

  3. I still have the same chores I have had for many years, some since childhood. Cutting, carting & stacking firewood, carrying firewood to the house, checking the solar power & battery levels, repairing fences, feeding the chooks & collecting the eggs, gardening, tending the house fires for warmth in winter & for cooking, cooking the meals on week days, tending to any repairs about the place.
    I do not find these doing these chores as easy as I used to in my younger days, but I am glad I can still do them. I think they help keep me going.
    Regards, Keith.

  4. Is there a possibility of getting your yogurt method? I think it would taste good with my berries.

    Today I picked wild berries called high-bush cranberry, which are astronomically high in those anthro thingies. And, used by native people as medicine for high blood pressure and other disorders. When I was young and could be responsible for hours of kitchen duties I used the juiced berries to make jellies, katsup, jams, syrups and chutnies. Now, alas: tea and maybe some lightly sweetened jam. My domestic chores have shrunk too.

    1. Boil the milk, allow it to cool down a bit till it is comfortable to hold the pan, in another vessel which is only used to set yoghurt, spread starter from previous day’s yoghurt, add the milk and allow it to cool down to room temperature in a casserole thermos. You will have well set yoghurt in about four hours. Refrigerate it. (If you want a really thick pan of yoghurt, simmer the milk for about ten minutes after it comes to a boil and then cool it down.)

      If domestic chores do not shrink as we get older, there is something seriously wrong!

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