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cheryl1:
Beekeeping-I want to get one hive with bees, and work with my daughter to complete beekeeping as a 4-H project.

Archery-I want to learn how to work on my bow, and become consistent at 40 yards.

Fitness-lose 10 pounds and run a 12 minute mile

Marksmanship-attend an Appleseed Shoot

Driving-take a motorcycle safety class and get my motorcycle endorsement

Trapping-learn how to set and release a trap

Sewing-sew an article of clothing from a pattern

Lumberjacking-learn chainsaw maintenance and safe use

Distilling Fuel-get a tabletop still or equivalent and distill ethanol

Dog Training-teach the dog to track family members by name

Soap Making-make my first batch of bar soap

Tool Maintenance-gather and organize the tools I have, purchase needed tools, and create a schedule for maintenance

Alternative Energy-get and learn how to use a small generator, learn more about battery banks and possibly build one

cheryl1:

--- Quote from: cheryl1 on January 12, 2013, 10:31:40 AM ---Trapping-learn how to set and release a trap


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Complete! What started out as a small goal to simply learn how the work the couple of traps we had in the shed has morphed into a new lifestyle choice. My husband is IN LOVE with trapping and snaring. I think he's finally found his kind of hunting! We're all tricked out now with traps and snares, and the shed is now decorated in defleshed hides awaiting tanning. We also expanded our library with several books related to trapping, snaring, and preserving hides.
I can set a foothold trap. I've handled the snares and seen them set up in the woods. I can handle a 220 Conibear, but a 330 is beyond my strength. I've helped dye traps and I know to boil snares in baking soda before using them. :)

My dh snapped up a free canoe and we had a great time breaking through the ice with it this week.

I'm glad I took the 13 in 13 challenge, otherwise I might never have made the effort to be as involved with dh's new hobby. It has been a lot of fun!

cheryl1:

--- Quote from: cheryl1 on January 12, 2013, 10:31:40 AM ---Beekeeping-I want to get one hive with bees, and work with my daughter to complete beekeeping as a 4-H project.


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I have the building plans and materials list for a hive. So tomorrow-let the construction begin! Planning on two Warre hives.

cheryl1:
Pretty much done with two hives-I need my other half to show me how to use a tablesaw on the last couple of pieces. I ordered my bees as well.

cheryl1:
I signed my daughter up for the beekeeping 4-H project.

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