Sunday, July 26, 2020

Our First Castle Skill Building Day

Cindy and I woke up this morning (July 26th, 2020), and over coffee, started discussing plans for the day. Instantly, ideas started flowing, culminating in - hey, lets start a Castle Skill Building Day where we focus on skills we'll need once we have live in a castle. Some of those skills include:
  • Permaculture
  • Masonry
  • Blacksmithing
  • Bee Keeping
  • Meadery/Beer Making
  • Viticulture
  • Orchards
  • Archery
  • Bagpiping
  • Animal Husbandry (sheep/goats/cows/chickens/doves/pigeons)
So today, we picked a few of those skills and started learning them through doing them. First, we tackled candle making using natural bees wax. Here's a video of what we learned:

Secondly, we took on Blacksmithing, or Couplesmithing - where husband and wife teams attempt to make tools by forging complimentary pieces of steel. This is a real skill as we were about to learn in this video:

Finally, we took on Mead Making using honey sourced from my friend Mike. He has about five bee hives at present and sends us bees wax and honey from time-to-time. We decided to use his bees wax to make candles today and his honey to make a batch of Mead. In this final video, we walkthrough our learning process for making Mead - the nectar of the gods:

The ultimate goal, of course, is to build a Castle in Ca Ira which sustains itself through sustainable agriculture and architecture and includes the cultivation of Wine, Beer, Honey, Mead, custom Steel artifacts, etc. Until we can devote our full time and attention to these objectives, we need to cultivate and improve our skills in all of these disciplines with the time we have allotted.

Until then, we also seek to analyze the process of achieving outlandishly lofty dreams by talking to others who are at various stages of success along similar journeys at our new Web Project: Follow our Blog and Podcast as we seek to describe and explain the process of achieving greatness in one's life through dreaming 10x-sized dreams.