Homesteading Bucket List

Homesteading Bucket List

Do you have a bucket list? Do you know what a bucket list is? It is defined as ” a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime”.

To be honest, until a little while ago, I had never written down my bucket lists. I had just been keeping a running list in my head. I have a few lists separatedย into a couple categories and today I’m going to share my homesteading list and later this week I’ll share my travel related lists.

I have crossed off the ones that I’ve accomplished and highlighted ones that have a related blog post. Also, this list is open-ended so occasionally you might see things added.

  • Own a milk cow
  • Build a fence
  • make a root cellar
  • Start a garden from scratch
  • Start laying hens from chicksย 
  • Butcher a chicken from beginning to end
  • Eat a Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner grown entirely on our own land
  • Butcher a pig
  • Milk a cow, goat
  • make cheese, butter, icecream
  • grow a melon from seed
  • grow corn and eat it
  • own ducks
  • Can food from our garden
  • Dry food from our garden
  • Ferment food from our garden
  • Build a food forest
  • Grow our own apples, pears, peaches, plums, apricots, grapes, goji berries, blueberries
  • Make bread from scratch
  • Learn to make various types of bread from scratch
  • Learn to shoot a bow
  • Learn to shoot a gun
  • Learn how to properly set a trap
  • Learn to make soap
  • Learn to make candles
  • Learn how to light a fire without using matches
  • Learn to ride a horse
  • Own a horse
  • Try eating rabbit
  • Meet one of my farming idols
  • Own our own piece of property big enough to have farm animals
  • Learn about Essential Oils
  • Build up my Essential Oil Collection

Have you made a homesteading bucket list or any type of bucket list at all? Share with us in the comments! And if you have any ideas you think I might like to try, share those in the comments too please.

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Starting your homestead and want some inspiration for your own bucket list? Maybe we have some of the same goals!

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