So, y’all have or have not read my post about goats and chickens. If not here it is the Goat and Chicken piece. Bearded folk are a little different than regular folk. We tend to take things to the end of the spectrum. Doesn’t matter what end or what spectrum, we just don’t want to be in the middle. I’m a frugal person. I like to make my own shit, literally anything that I think I can make, I want to make. Not necessarily because its frugal, because making your own stuff is many times more expensive than buying it in the store. I like making shit, because I need projects, and I like the challenge.
My wife has to put up with some of these projects. Some have been shot down, in total flames of glory, while others have been hesitantly allowed. Now look, she has to put up with some crazy shit from me. One time, I wanted to make my own candles, by melting down old candles. Then use these candles at night for reading and light, instead of electricity. Nope, not gonna happen. I hold out hope tho.
Another one, that I believe is still on the fence, is me getting a sewing machine. I can make drapes and curtains and hand towels. I can make Audrey dresses and jeans and all kinds of stuff. I know I would make her wear those clothes until she was 18 and had a choice, and she would be happy. I could fix all my work clothes and t shirts and not have to buy new clothes as often. I can already hand sew. One of my next do it yourself over the tops, will be knitting, gotta get my wife to show me how first.
Now, I can make my own bread with my homemade starter I started myself. I can make homemade cinnamon rolls and sweet bread. I save seeds for replanting my garden so I don’t have to pay $1.59 for a pack. I can make wine and beer.
There are plenty other things I do, and I’m always looking for more. I just ran across a recipe for homemade peanut butter. You can bet your bodiddly Ass I’m making this. I love real peanut butter. Here’s the link Good Ole Homemade Peanutbutter.
I believe the beard makes men subconsciously revert back to caveman survival instincts. We want to be self sufficient, we want to be primal! Women, most want to embrace technology and the comforts of new age practices. Deservedly so. Women back in the survival days were tough. Tougher than men. Talking about survival instincts, shit, we don’t have anything on theirs. That’s why we enjoy the challenge and good times of surviving. Our jobs were easy and fun. Women had to give birth, with no drugs!
I don’t have any pressing do it yourself projects right now. But I can see a bug hit the windshield and think of one before its ass meets its head. Some my wife will enjoy and embrace. Other ideas, my wife will give me her side eye stare and say “um, no”.
That’s fine, I strive to make her life easy and happy. She also knows that I need my projects. We come to happy mediums and enjoy the product.
This sewing, on a sewing machine. Yeah me!
Give me some more ideas of stuff I can make homemade!
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