Learn to Grow
Being a homesteaders and living the self-sufficient lifestyle doesn’t come naturally to many of us. I hope it does for our children, that they continue to practice the skills we teach them. For those of us in the generation that is getting back to our roots, it may be hard to know where to start. The 104 Homestead became what it is because I realized I needed to pick a few things to learn at a time instead of tackling full-self-sufficiency in one overwhelming bite. But how do you pick which skills to learn?
Kathie of Homespun Seasonal Living has designed a fun and relaxing program, broken into monthly segments, to teach you how to live Fiercely DIY. I’ve had the opportunity to take a peek at Kathie’s program and I am so excited about signing up. I think the best part of the course layout is that it is truly customizable. When she teaches a new skill, she reaches out to everyone from the novice to those who have some experience under their belt. When she teaches you how to make your own body products, she shows you how to create products for various ages, skin types and preferences. The whole concept is to empower you to be, well, fiercely do-it-yourself.
Of course, I strongly encourage you to check out the program details, but to pique your interest, I thought I’d share the courses I am most looking forward to.
- Foraging Basics It’s something I have started to do, but I have so many questions. The last thing I want to do is bring home something poisonous and serve it up for dinner. Kathie covers not only the safety aspects of foraging, but she also guides you to local resources that can help you get the answers you’re looking for.
- Summer Salads My favorite part of summer is eating salads right from the garden, but don’t you tend to get sick of the same thing every day. My salads seem to lose their “specialness” as the season wears on. Kathie shows you some salad recipes that keep your greens sparkling all season long.
- Cordial Making Hello, I have been without a drop of alcohol for over a year now. A small sacrifice to make in the grand scope of things, but who doesn’t love a nice cold drink on a hot summer night? Now imagine you made it yourself. I can already see myself bragging at barbecues Oh yeah, I made that.
- Herbal Medicine You know I am a huge fan of herbal remedies. So often we go to the doctors and get loaded up with the “big gun” medications when a simple tincture made at home was all we needed. Sometimes home remedies work better than the remedies offered by the doctor. Kathie will empower you to make an informed decision with some great recipes in your arsenal.
So what are you waiting for? Learn to grow. Swing by Homespun Season Living and see what’s being offered in the summer session of Fiercely DIY. I’ll see you there! Classes start June 22nd.
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