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|The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency used by the Mormon Pioneers by: Caleb Warnock|
- Churn some of my own butter.
- Plant a decent perennial vegetable garden in a box.
- Learn how to start my own yeast. Start it, and keep it alive. Use it regularly.
- Expand and cultivate my herb garden. (We have to replant a whole new Rosemary plant because we already ate the whole thing. Too delicious.)
- Upcycle at least a few old items of clothing so that I do want to wear them (nicer fit/shape, improved visual interest.)
- Make a new candle from old candle wax and use it.
- Bottle fresh Summer peaches for Winter days.
- Make fuel sources out of old tuna cans, cardboard and paraffin wax.
- Learn how to make soap and make some.
- Make and can my own homemade applesauce.
- Make a scrap rug for Lincoln's room.
- Make and can homemade jam of some kind this year.
- Embroider something by hand with the leftover chenille thread from my arm chair slip covers.
- Sew a scrap quilt - not by hand. ;)
- Make and dry pasta from scratch for later use.
- Figure out the darning stitch on my spaceship sewing machine and mend something with it.
- Made a loaf of bread from home ground wheat and home started yeast.
- Only bring and use reusable grocery bags. It's time to buckle down on this one! (I forget more than I remember to bring my bags. Sad but true story.)
- Learn how to carve wood and carve the wooden doors for the computer hutch Squire is building.
- Have a year's supply of food stashed away.
- Play the piano at least 20 minutes every day.
And! Maybe one day I'll be as cool as this guy. . .
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Nope. Pretty sure that's not possible.
But here's to trying anyway! :)