On my adventure to become a Homesteader, I realized a few things- If I am really going to do this, I need to learn to use my hands.
By this, I mean Do-It-Yourself projects. Something that inspires me about women from earlier times, is that they made clothing for themselves and for their loved ones. In order to be truly self-sufficient, one needs to have these skills.
Not being a TV person, sometimes I find it horrible to just sit around and do nothing. So insert my newest project- Learning to Knit, Crochet, Cross-Stitch, and Embroider.
I am already promising Dishcloths, Mittens, and Hats to my loved ones. And of course, I would love to sell these if they are succesful. I am already stocking up on books with tons of awesome patterns, and of course Pinterest is FULL of ideas.
Once I get better at these crafts, I would love to start summer workshops to teach my community these skills. I find great honor in it, and I hope to spread that feeling around.