~ Henry David Thoreau
In a previous post I mentioned there were to be new adventures ahead for this Unusual Farm Chick and her family. The unknown for 2010 has brought a wave of conflicting emotions. From excitement of new territory and beginnings, to the fear of not knowing the when or where.
Where will we go? What will we do? I am holding our compass towards Tennessee. Anywhere from Nashville to the Eastern border. As to what will we do... Begin a new adventure!
Here is a sampling of my list:
#1. I will MASTER my seed collection into an organized system and no more messy box. I will thin out the seeds I no longer wish to grow and have a master list/book of what I will keep along with amount, date & notes on the variety.
#3. I will Hunt, Identify & harvest more wild edibles plus local medicinals. I plan to have our children be able to identify at least 8 useful wilds, Know how to harvest and utilize included.
#4.I will start work on downloading my entire blog starting back in June 2006, into a book form for a keepsake to give my children. Pictures included.
#5.I will expand my herbal concoctions to Tinctures (Mother wort is cherished here).
#6.Expand my shelves of knowledge in the subjects of herbs & homestead skills.( I have already begun a collection of my hopefuls through an amazon wish list. This way I have a master list I can check off as I order them)
#8.Work on my angle cutting issue in wood working plus learn how to make useful baskets.
#9.Make a Kick A** Cider press with The Captain so my Cider making can expand with more ease.
#10.Finish a simple Queen sized Patchwork quilt and Learn how to Tan Rabbit hides.
#11.Get those 3 rabbits of mine to produce at least 3 litters of kits (They will move with us by the way).
#12.Start Container Gardening! I can not live without a garden. The adventure ahead will not rob me of one in 2010. Where there is a will, there is a way. I have to make connections on 5 gallon buckets and keep it a bit smaller in case we are to move during the Garden season. (You do not separate a woman and her garden!)
Of course not every goal has room in just 1 year. But I give myself options in the case some goals are not able to be achieved.
Now as to my crying over spilled wine...
Stay tuned! Another giveaway is in the making (I am still cleaning up from the Holiday and have not brought out the prizes from their out of reach storage).
Simplicity of living, if deliberately chosen, implies a compassionate approach to life. It means that we are choosing to live our daily lives with some degree of conscious appreciation of the condition of the rest of the world.