I’m sure I’ll add to this list as the year progresses, but this is what I’m starting with:
– Make my own pancetta.
– Convert an ‘old-fashioned’ mailbox into a bread box.
– Make six months worth of soy tealight and jar candles.
– Purchase a chest freezer (finally!) and fill it with a beef quarter, a side of pork, 2 turkeys and several chickens.
– Can jams, jellies, and tomatoes.
– Purchase a meat grinder and sausage stuffer.
– Join a foraging/wild foods group.
– Learn to knit a hat (aka learn to knit something that isn’t a square or rectangle).
– Make goat’s milk soap.
– Learn homebrewing (should I start with beer or wine?)
– Perfect my chicken and beef stock recipes, and freeze in quantity.
– Master basic bread baking (sandwich loaves as well as French bread).
– Purchase a food dehydrator and make dried tomatoes, meat jerkies and fruit leathers.
– Sew a few tote bags (because you can never have too many, and also for gifts!).
– Start embroidery (I have all the supplies I need – what am I waiting for!); redwork kitchen towels (some for me, some for gifts) are on the agenda for this year.
– Make rolled beeswax candles (for the ubiquitous gift box).