Chris Kott wrote:Beekeeping is my next bet for sweet, sweet profit and fun. In addition to pollinating what you've got planted, they provide honey, which can be made into mead. Mmmmmmm...mead...*drools*...
Plus, raw honey rarely sells for less than $20/kg around here. And it's a somewhat permaculturally aligned practice, as well as not being too demanding on your time in any constant fashion. You have hundreds, perhaps thousands, of tiny employees that work for the pollen that your garden produces, along with whatever they can forage for three kilometres in any direction.
I don't see a downside.
Marie Repara wrote:I have so many things I would like to try I don't know where to start... fabric weaving, basket weaving, rope making, blacksmithing, wood carving, leather stamping and staining, re-binding old books, calligraphy, painting vestments (-Catholic priests wear very ornamental vestments that are often painted), clay pottery, building with bamboo, etc.
Things I have done include: painting and repairing plaster statues (mostly religious), making jewelry, crocheting, sourdough bread-baking -which is an art mind you-, playing unusual instruments -harp, accordion& working on the hammer-dulcimer-
rock painting, good ol' fashioned sewing, DIY graphic design notecards, etc.
Whew, does anything spark your interest? ;)