Nettlesome. Causing annoyance or difficulty. As I write this post I’m sitting at my kitchen table sipping a homemade herbal tea blend, occasional watching the rain fall gently outside my window. Hardly nettlesome. However, there are many things I do, with pleasure, that could be considered by many to be so: making 90% of my meals and snacks from scratch, growing my own food, sewing clothes, making soap, doing home repairs, changing my own windshields wipers, cutting my children’s hair. The list goes on and on really.