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Huge List of Homesteading Skills to Learn
Have you always dreamed of Homesteading and learning all the skills it would take to make that dream happen ? Great news, you can build your homesteading skills anywhere you live while saving to buy the perfect piece of property to suit your family’s needs.
It takes a long time to build the skills you will need to be self sufficient, here is a list to get you started.
Don’t get discouraged, you will have to go outside your comfort zone but it will be worth tackling every challenging task.
Embrace the motto “Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do, or Do Without”
How to ride a dirt bike, quad or a horse
Grow a vegetable garden for at least 2 seasons of the year (spring,summer,fall,winter)
How to prune a tree
How to go to a country auction and not pay too much by determining an animal’s age by its teeth and art of haggling.
First-aid and CPR for humans and livestock animals including injections and stitches.
How to smoke meat to give it flavor and preserve it
Learn how to make perfect country gravy from scratch.
How to drive a manual transmission.
How to properly use a handsaw, hammer, nails, screw driver, wire cutters and measuring tape. (Measure twice, cut once)
Learn how to drive a tractor.
How to butcher an animal. Use every part of the animal so nothing goes to waste.
Learning Masonry skills
Learn how to make sourdough bread and a basic yeast dough
Learn how to build a home or/and maintain one
Learn how to create wattle fences - weaving green branches together
How to incubate fertilized eggs and hatch your own chicks, ducks and geese
Learn the art of alternating grazing and ground covers so you can better manage your pastures.
Learn how to knit, crochet, weave on a loom and quilt
How to heat your home with wood
Learn how to trim the feet of your hoofed livestock
Learn how to build and fix fence.
Learn basic carpentry skills – your going to need them.
Learn how to identify the difference between edible and poisonous mushrooms.
Learn how to identify the difference between harmless and venomous snakes and spiders in your area.
Learn how to make your own pet food
Learn how to prepare for homestead for bad weather or natural disasters.
Learn how to halter break livestock
Learn how to use essential oils and herbal medicine
Learn how to make herbal extracts, infusions, poultices, and tinctures.
How to build a greenhouse or cold frame to extend a garden growing season
Learn how to start seeds indoors and then transplant into a garden
Learn how to store food in a root cellar or in a cool basement
How to make and extinguish a burn pile safely.
How to repair a roof on a home, barn, shed or animal housing
Learn how to humanely euthanize an animal.
Make your own livestock feed.
Protect your livestock from predators.
Live within your means and get out of debt.
Learn more than one spoken language so your family can speak to each other without most people understanding
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