Monday, June 10, 2013

Introducing The Essential Skills Series

We’ve all got a list of things we feel like we should do for ourselves, but we don’t know how to do them.  Maybe it’s editing your own photos? Hemming a pair of pants or a skirt? Perhaps the most basic of car maintenance has you stumped? Or maybe you really wish you could store some of your own fresh food for the winter, but don’t know how. I’m talking about skills that everyone needs, but we too easily outsource them to others and pay too much to have them done, or worse yet, we just don’t do them at all. 

One of the big things that pulls people into homesteading is a desire to “get back to the land” or to live simply as their grandparents or great-grandparents did. Our grandparents had some mad skills though.  How do you develop those skills if you don’t have them? You ask someone to teach you. Since finding someone close by with the skills you need is not always possible, we’re going to bring those people to you. Here.

The purpose of the Essential Skills Series is for us to pass on skills that will help you save time, save money, be more self reliant or find self-satisfaction in your own home. A variety of guest posters will be popping in to share their passions and a little how-to with all of us. 

We’ll get the ball rolling next week with one of my favorite people in the world, Heather, who will be stopping in a few times a month to talk about photography, editing and storing our own photos. 

 The Artist as a Young Woman 
(aka The World's Best Selfie)

We will be bringing you lots of great stuff, but this is a learning form for everyone. So, if you are looking for help with a specific skill or have questions about conquering a task at your home but don’t know where to start, leave us a comment and I’ll do my best to find an expert to post an answer to your question!

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