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||Posted - Jan 09 2012 : 1:25:12 PM
New Year, New Decade ( for me) and a New Bucket LIST!!!!!!
Christmas and new Year saw me completing the last item on my old bucket list. I had wanted to see or at least, set my feet down, in all 50 states. It took me about 50 years but on the day after Christmas I visited Hawaii and completed that dream. The other big items on the old list included finishing College (that took 13 years) and owning a horse and a horse trailer, (that took about 20 years) OK, so I'm slow but I'm persistent. LOL A big ole turtle
I'm starting a new list and I wonder how many years it will take to check off the first thing on this list.
Wondering.... What's left on YOUR list.
I'd love to hear about the things you have crossed off AND the ones you are still working and dreaming on.
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||Posted - Jun 29 2012 : 5:01:45 PM
Michele. I love your ultimate goal. i believe mine will be some version of that same scene.
I graduated from P'burg high many years ago. Do they still have an awesome football team?
Coleen, Scotland always sounded enchanting. Hope you get there and the barn house too.
Weather and bugs are both unpleasant today so I'm inside on the computer more than usual today.
||Posted - Jun 29 2012 : 4:21:33 PM
One big thing on my bucket list, I want to go watch the Kentucky Derby in person :-)
Farmgirl # 4209
||Posted - Jun 29 2012 : 2:38:39 PM
2 things on my bucket list... To go to Scotland, and to own a barn home (you know the 2 story house with living quarters upstairs, and barn downstairs) =) SOMEDAY...
||Posted - Jun 29 2012 : 03:17:16 AM
I would love to be able to travel more...I went to Europe when I was 16 and it is a dream of mine to someday be able to take the kids there also. I also want to start some serious crafting again and selling thru craft shows and online....I like Ruth Ann's list because it's simple and attainable! My true bucket list wish is to end my days overlooking my farm on my front porch, with my DH, my kids, my dogs and a ton of grandchildren running around laughing!
I'll leave the zip lining and bungee jumping to someone a bit more brave!LOL!
||Posted - Jun 28 2012 : 05:21:51 AM
Wow Houligan, that is quite a goal. DH retired very early but then we had problems with no medical insurance. So, guess who got to go back to work????
We have gotten a lot done, gardens are doing well ( in spite of bugs and occasional rampaging chickens) and repairs/ reconstruction is progressing. Still lots to do but, WOW!!! I gotta say this feels like the best summer of my life.
Are there instructions for posting photos?
||Posted - Jun 27 2012 : 8:29:24 PM
Take it from me 50 will be here before you know it
||Posted - Jun 26 2012 : 6:22:42 PM
Right now all I really have on my list is to buy some land and to build a house. I want the house to be off the grid, and the land to provide me with most of the things I need in life. That way I can retire from being a nurse before I turn 50. Hopefully well before 50.
||Posted - May 23 2012 : 6:41:47 PM
You're doing great Lesley. Fortunately how long it takes is not as important as getting it done. ( my degree took 13 tears too)
I'm trying to grow herbs here too but I don't think the climate here is too great for many of them. That's OK there bare lots of other options.
Susan, love the wood burning kitchen stove idea and the horse and the travel and, WOW, singing the National Anthem.... now that is really something.
||Posted - May 23 2012 : 6:18:33 PM
I have been able to complete 2 items off of my bucket list, I graduated from college (it took me 14 years) and I went to Paris a couple of years ago. I still have the goal of owning a small herb farm, going to Spain/Portugal, having a conservatory where I can have birds (finches, canary etc.), live off grid, win a ribbon/prize for a quilt. My age is adding up quickly so I need to get busy.
||Posted - May 13 2012 : 07:59:35 AM
I just love this thread and I will have to give this some thought. I guess my bucket list has always been in my head. Need to get out the paper and pencil and start writing it all down.
||Posted - May 12 2012 : 1:09:28 PM
Hey gals, thanks for the replies and encouragement.
We are hanging in there but it is a lot of work and the place was a real disaster.
Rented for years to tenants who thought that three miles to the county landfill was "too far" to take the trash so it is all over. That makes everything else more difficult. Then about 5 years of having nobody here at all.
Not complaining just trying to summarize the situation.
We have gotten a couple small gardens started and have ordered some chicks and guinees. The place is loaded with BUGS!!!!
The tomatoes look good. The raspberries are blooming and we managed to rescue one of Dad's grapevines. Also picked mulberries for a cobbler and some jam.
Oh and the kids built me a deck from some lumber salvaged from the old chicken house. Quite a nice Mothers day present.
||Posted - May 12 2012 : 06:40:23 AM
What a great topic Beth! I always wanted to sing our National Anthem at a public event and a few years back I did that, and I even hit the notes, it felt GREAT! I still want to learn to fly a plane but I may have to give up on that. My friend Carole did that and she said that without owning your own plane it's very hard (and very expensive) to stay in practice. Good point.
Next I want to learn to be a better horse-woman. We have horses and I adore them, but I'm skittish when it comes to riding them and that makes both me and horse nervous. Need to get over that. Just my old bones don't wanna fall off I guess. The ground looks so far down there when you're in the saddle at 60!
I always wanted to travel to the isolated places: Patagonia and Mongolia. That might still happen some day.
Mainly I just wanted to live off-grid and have a big garden and cook on a wood-burning cookstove. I'm there! Yaaay for holding onto a dream! I still want chickens, but that'll happen.
Good luck with all of your dreams Sisters!
My off-grid homestead blog: http://oregonnatural.blogspot.com/
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Blessings to you from my mountain girl heart!
||Posted - May 05 2012 : 5:32:42 PM
Im working on my bucket list this weekend. Im working on the oranzining part of my bucket list. I've also addesd a another thing ot my bucket list. That is to downsize and Im getting good at the downsizing.
||Posted - May 05 2012 : 4:53:54 PM
I have found myself without a bucket list. Through the years I have done exactly what I thought I wanted to do and now I feel like there is nothing left. I have struggled for two years to find things that I truly wanted to do and I am coming up empty - it worries me so I am looking foreword to reading more about your dreams - maybe something will hit me...
Thanks for posting this topic
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio
Where the spirits are high and the fiber is deep
||Posted - May 04 2012 : 5:15:57 PM
Wonderful news. I'd love to see pictures of the farm. Keep us posted.
"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had." Elisabeth Kurler-Ross