Here are 30 skills a real country girl should add to her collection.
Are you a country girl at heart? Whether you live on an idyllic ranch or in an urban abode, living the country lifestyle is easy with these skills in your pocket.
30. Tie a bowline knot
You never know when you’ll need this crucial knot to get you out of a bind.
29. French braid hair
This one should go in the essential skills category.
28. Shoot a crossbow
You might not use this one every day, but it’s a great skill to have.
27. Throw back whiskey
Don’t gag at the smell of strong spirits. The greatest country artists sing about throwing back whiskey.
26. Milk a cow
It might sound cliché, but there’s nothing like drinking a fresh glass of milk. You’ll appreciate the jug in your fridge much more.
25. Drive a stick shift
How else are you going to pull that trailer? Driving a stick shift is one of the most useful skills anyone can learn.
24. Clean and gut a fish
You might think the catch is enough, but it’s not. You should be able to clean and filet your own catch.
23. Skeet shoot
This is the ultimate stress reliever!
22. Dosey Doe at a square dance
If you’re a real country girl, then you shouldn’t trip over your feet. Go ahead and grab a partner.
21. Trail ride
You should feel comfortable on a horse and know your way around the barn. Trail riding is a great way to get some fresh air.
20. Change the oil in your car
This one might be tricky, but it’s pretty empowering to know how to do it. Find a nice cowboy and make him teach you.
19. Climb a tree
Hopefully, you got this one out of your system as a kid. You’ll definitely enjoy the view!
18. Knit a scarf
It’s much easier than it looks. Grab some yarn, a couple of knitting needles and get started.
17. Harvest vegetables
It’s easy to pick up vegetables from the produce section. However, a real southern lady knows more than the average Joe about ripe produce.
16. Cook like Ma
Every country girl should be able to work her magic on the stove. Dig up that old Chicken n’ Biscuits recipe.
15. Clean a horseshoe
Hopefully, you’re not skittish around large animals. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty.
14. Shotgun a beer
It’s not about being a party animal. However, you should be able to drink with the guys.
13. Bake an apple pie
Find a good, classic recipe and give it a go. The key is to bake it from scratch, and you’ll feel like a pro.
12. Change a flat tire
Next time you’re stuck on the side of the road with a flat, you won’t need to call for a tow. You’ll be on the road in no time.
11. Throw a strong punch
Hopefully, you won’t need to. However, self-defense is always a great skill to have.
10. Light a fire
Want to impress your friends? Don’t leave the next campfire to the guys.
9. Pair cowboy boots with everything
Real country girls know boots go with anything.
8. Pitch a tent
Outdoor girls know camping. Pitching your own tent makes you just a little more independent.
7. Go without makeup for a day
Sure, you like to dress up every now and again. Some days, it’s OK to leave the house with a fresh face.
6. Make natural remedies
There are hundreds of wonderful homeopathic remedies. Have them ready next time you’re feeling under the weather.
5. Grill a steak
As a country gal, you should definitely have this one down to a science. Get creative and fire up the grill.
4. Use a shovel
Put those boots to good use.
3. Throw a lasso
You may not need it, but you’ll feel great throwing a lasso just like a real rancher.
2. Plant a garden
You don’t need to be your own farmer’s market, but it’s a good feeling to feed yourself from your own yard.
1. Use a sewing machine
No need to make a whole new wardrobe. However, if anything needs to be patched or hemmed, you’ll know exactly what to do.