Goals, Dreams, and Notes

November 15, 2009

I’ve started to keep a list of all the things I want to do and/or learn to do.  The more I read, the more this list seems to grow and its importance in my life increases.  We’ve recently invested in several new books including The Self-sufficient Life and How to Live It and find them to be quite inspiring.  I read blogs daily about people like us who are doing these things and I can’t wait for our chance.   Here’s the start of my ever-expanding lists.  Some of these things I’ve started to tackle one by one but between work and school I haven’t had as much time as I’d like.

Things to learn/do:

  • bee keeping
  • canning/preserving (applesauce, salsa, tomatoes, fruit, pickles)
  • soap making (body & laundry)
  • cheese making (?)
  • bread making
  • ice cream making
  • build a solar oven/dehydrator
  • build a clay oven
  • grow food year-round
  • make my own clothing & bags
  • home made pasta
  • buy land
  • build our own home
  • become as self-reliant as possible

Plant in mass on new land:

  • bee balm
  • lavender
  • cosmos
  • purple coneflower
  • mexican sage
  • russian sage

Take clippings/seeds from current house:

  • lilac
  • ecalyptus
  • honeysuckle
  • baptisia

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