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Goal Completed: Raising steers for slaughter at a friends house.
Progress Report: Bought materials and have completed all 3 bin systems for composting as specified. No deviations from the video or the plans. I have these set up and ready to go. I need to get some compost to help jump start the process, and have a pile of leaves, debris, foliage, and food waste to begin composting. Next steps will be to fill bucket one and begin the ardious wait.
Progress Started: Create a 3 bin compost system based on Jack's video about a 3 bin compost system under $60...
Progress Started: Use legal means to trap a rabbit or squirrel in my yard.
Progress Started: Make a pine needle basket for gathering berries, fruit, herbs, etc.
Progress Report: Started an online training course, but job stuff has taken precedence for the time being.
Progress Report: Practice as time allows, but things are way busy right now. Using a traditional long bow, I'm now able to hit a 2x2 square pretty solid using the longbow at about 30 yards. Practice.. Practice.. Practice
Progress Report: Done. Have since spent several sessions at the range with my daughter.
Progress Report: Was able to go archery for squirrel, but I missed.
Goal Completed: To set up and run an online business.
New Goal: Make my own laundry detergent.
New Goal: Learn to make candles to sell at farmers market.
Progress Report: Have bought an oversized rat trap and have attached to the tree and baited with peanut butter. twice the squirrel has sprung the trap and cleaned out the peanut butter. I guess I will be stepping this up as that squirrel is not riper for the picking. He is going to make a great meal when I finally get him. Patience was learned in this skill.
Progress Report: Will be adding another 2-5 gallon bucket system to the one I have for redundancy and to provide more water in a 24 hour period.
Progress Report: Added velcro closure tapes to both ends of the cold box plastic canopy to form a more sealed environment that will allow it better regulate its internal temperatures.