Those of you who’ve been here a while may remember that last year we started a self-sufficiency skills challenge. We made a list of skills we wanted to learn, and set a goal to start teaching ourselves. Although progress has been slow, we have checked a couple of things off our list!
Below is the list as it currently stands, with a couple of items crossed off that have been completed. We’ve also turned those items into a hyperlink to connect them to the relevant blog post.
Here’s our list!
Make homemade pickles
Make red pepper jelly
Learn how to use the sewing machine
Organize and stock the pantry
Make a sourdough starter (and then use it to make bread)
Brew hard cider
Make and preserve jam
Make homemade ketchup
Brew homemade wine
Build a DIY bike cargo solution
Make rock candy
Learn how to darn socks
A couple of new additions:
Learn how to knit something more complicated than a scarf
Reupholster our kitchen chairs
Actually make at least 3 of the crafts I’ve pinned on Pinterest