We cannot anticipate all the skills we will need. The way I normally look at it is: When I need something, I deconstruct it in my mind and think of all the skills needed to make such an item, then I go about trying to learn how to do these things. Most times, the skills learned apply to other things and make learning new skills easier. For instance, I wanted a new scarf, and knew I had the skill to make it, but required purchasing yarn, which I knew I could make if I just learned how. I signed up for Spinning classes and four months later was able to make my own yarn and that new scarf. This however led to wanting to learn how to raise sheep, alpaca, goats, etc. to get the fibers needed to create the yarn to create the scarf. And the next skill required was shearing. We are always learning. While I don’t currently have a farm with animals, I feel confident that when I do, I have the skills to accomplish my goals. Learning these skills does not just afford me fiber but, milk, meat, companionship, etc.