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Progress Report: Making the dog food bag tote bag was a bust. The handle only lasted one trip to the kennel. Thinking of investing in an L.L. Bean Boat & Tote bag.
Progress Started: We finally got a chest freezer and are now looking to purchase a quarter- or half-cow. With this cow and/or other animals, I want to practice dehydrating, canning, and biltonging meats. I also plan to lay up other storable foods. I'll consider my food storage goal accomplished if I have a full chest freezer and at least 90 days worth of food that is canned, frozen, or stored in some other way.
Progress Started: I'm taking Geoff Lawton's Online Permaculture Design Course and receive my Permaculture Designer Certification in July. I plan to use this to help plan my future homestead once I buy land, as well as use the skills gained from that to help others do design work and increase that entrepreneurship goal.
Goal Completed: I want to "prepare to prepare" with organization. I have done some prepping in my life, but have done a lot more thinking about it. If I have a document outlining some plans and timelines, I'll be more on top of doing and less on top of thinking about doing. And yes, I recognize the irony that this is still sorta thinking about it, but I'll keep it in my documentation kit, so technically its a kind of prep of its own. ;)
Goal Completed: I have finally achieved my goal, which I set last year for my 13 skills, of building my Chicken house out of wooden pallets.
New Goal: Complete my wooden pallet chicken house, the goal which was set last year.
Progress Started: Learn to hunt deer and turkey.
Took my two boys turkey hunting today. Called in to Jakes and a hen, son got one of the Jakes. Turkey soup is on the menu.
Goal Completed: Obtain a CCW
New Goal: Catch some fish this year!
New Goal: Be able to shoot my CCW weapons consistently, plus being able to use my hunting pistol effectively at decent ranges. (I'm failing so hard at this right now)
Progress Report: On pause for the time being. I've made quite a bit of money in past few months, but I had to spend it. (Yes, HAD to spend it.)
New Goal: plant tomatoes and lettuce-start the seeds
New Goal: Learn to use a slingshot and blowdart gun.
New Goal: Relearn how to play flutes and hammered dulcimer. Strengthen and develop singing voice.
New Goal: Relearn how to ride a bike. Starting with an exercise bike to recover balance and coordination