“I challenge each of you to pick some area of your skill set thatâ€™s kind of weak and strengthen it.Â And when you feel like youâ€™ve gotten competent, well, pick a new skill. “
One of my visions for our new place was to have chickens, but then it turns out you need at least an acre before the town will permit any livestock. I mourned this for a couple of months – though I do still plan to pursue it with the town at some later date. (UPDATE Jan 2009: done! We can have chickens!)
Then I realized we consume more honey than eggs (and chicken). So when Sharon challenged me, the first thing I thought of was:
I located a bee school nearby that will have classes this coming February and I will be there.
Think of the honey, and all the yummy foods you can cook with honey! And how the garden will profit!
My town, as far as I know, has nothing in its bylaws and laws about bees. I will consult my neighbors, of course, but all our properties are large enough, I believe, to accomodate a hive or two.