- how to make a quilt (pictured is my first -- and so far, only -- quilt)
- and . . . I know there's more, but it's not coming to me right now!
Things I want to learn this year:
- how to naturally dye yarn or wool roving using Illinois plants
- how to properly compost (instead of just throwing stuff together and waiting for it to rot)
Plan of action:
- Attend half-day composting seminar February 8.
- Plan needed for yarn dyeing. Can't afford a $2,000 trip to Mexico or $800 workshop in Oregon. Will probably have to do some research on my own. Any suggestions?
ALBC is hosting a heritage-turkey-raising seminar in March. It's a six-hour drive from here to central Missouri, but it's very tempting. The instructor is a mentee of Frank Reese, who is legendary in the world of heritage turkeys, so no doubt I'd learn a lot. Almost all of my turkey knowledge has been gained through trial and error -- lots of error. Luckily the seminar is during my spring break. I'd probably learn more in two days with this man than in another few years of tripping along by myself.
I've said it before, but I never stop being amazed at how much there is to learn out here. It's sad that so much knowledge has already been lost.