Posted 27 March 2010 - 08:52 PM
We are coming in on the third wagon train. Here is a list of people and skills. I'm still working on my packing list. What a job! I wake up in the night thinking of things I need to add to my list. I need to figure the weight and cubic space things will take up and see if we can fit it all in. I have probably forgotten some skills.
PEOPLE & SKILLS
Daylily & Linc, 1 dog-a Golden Retriever/Mt Feist mix (Lady)
Daylily's Mom (Loren's Aunt Jenny)- 73 yrs old, partially blind; small terrier dog and 2 cats
DD1 & SIL-Carrie & Paul & 2 cats
DS & DIL- Rick & Lena
DD 2 & SIL2b- Anne & John
Daylily's cousin Loren He is divorced. (Mom's nephew and Linc's best buddy) & horses, chickens, hunting dogs, cow
Fred & Nell (Paul's parents) & 2 dogs
All of the women and the men are skilled cooks, the women are good bakers, Carrie, Linc and Paul are skilled camp fire cooks; we all have experience and skill in gardening & preserving; all are musical and play at least one instrument except Mom and Loren; many sing well; Linc, our kids & their SOs, and I have canoing experience; Carrie, Anne, Nell and I have experience and skill in hydrotherapy and other home remedies. Nell is a CNA. I was an EMT about 25 years ago. I know I've forgotten a lot but could probably pick back up on it if I had a book and a mentor. Several of us have knowledge of and experience with wild edibles. I knit, Carrie, Anne & Lena crochet and sew well. Mom did too but can't see to sew anymore; her experience is very valuable though.
Skills in addition to the above:
Daylily-enjoys studying birds and other natural things—animal & their tracks, trees, wildflowers, etc.
Linc-woodworking, can make just about anything he wants to if he can scrounge up the materials ( he sews well too, better than I do!), blacksmithing, beekeeping, watch & clock repair (these are the old wind-up type. He learned this skill from his father who was a jeweler/clock repairman.)
Rick (DS)- grafting, piano tuning, electronics engineer, mechanical stuff, woodworking, alternative energy
Lena (DIL)- agriculture, beekeeping
Paul- farming, guns, archery, mechanical skills
Anne- re-purposing clothes, herbs, excellent at organizing things and people
John- really into electronics and technology, pilot
Mom-lots of experience and many talents but can't see very well
Fred & Nell- farming, raising chickens, horses, Fred is a wonderful artist in drawing, painting, wood working and carving; mechanical and handyman stuff
Cousin Loren- vet skills, raising horses, training horses & dogs, hunting