I do recall food rationing and shortages. My aunt finally bought a farm. Whole family moved to the mountains. Had a garden, 2 cows, 2 mules. Grew corn & Pigs. we survived. Grandma canned fruits & veg, made kraut. I churned butter.
Also grew cotton & blackeyed peas. Chickens for eggs.
No running water or electric. kerosene lamps or read by the fireplace.
Winter evenings shell corn & Peas.
Took corn to water run grist mill, Corn meal and grits...swapped corn for grinding.
but as usual he got carried away.
George Carlin (Grandma would have in learing manners in the Wood Shed)
check out what he says about children. Especially when they get old enough.