Sunday, December 28, 2008

out with the old...

2008 was a so-so year for goals. i feel like i slacked of on so much this year, bored with the mundane. next years goals are more focused and will hopefully bring back the energy and desire to get. it. done. i had my moments but not as many as i should have.

outdoors:
-grow hay and feed for animals (in progress)
-rain cistern
-gutters on barn for rainwater collection
-pasture for goats completed
-chicken tractor for broilers
-bees

-enlarge pond to incorporate fish

household:
-get back to making more basics: bread, yogurt, etc doing
-root cellar
-continue sewing clothes doing
-focus more on preparedness (in progress)
-preserve more food: can tomatoes (sauce and ketchup); put by potatoes, yams, onions, apples, squash and garlic; freeze okra, green beans and blackberries; make lots of jam (cherry, mulberry, peach, blackberry); applesauce; dry tomatoes, apples, onions; attempt to make fruit leathersas much as crops allowed me to
-keep purging possessions (in progress)
-continue to make majority gifts & cards throughout the year (in progress)
-work on budget, get it down slowly chipping away at it

personal:
-be a better person, more respectful, cheerful, caring (i'm trying!!...trying to follow quaker philosophy)
-contribute articles to herbal magazine (at least 3)
-write to 1 friend each month (real life snail mail)
-revive family game night once a week (played more games towards the fall)
-upload photos to snapfish and order prints(2008 done!)

2 comments:

cobbnewsandtimes said...

You know being new to the homesteading way of life it seems Ive got to many goals to try to complete. Just seems like I don't have enough time to do anything - hence the reason for switching over to a more gratifying simpler kind of life.

Stephany said...

I think it is important to focus on the positive and all of the wonderful things that you accomplished. I know it wears me out just thinking about it.

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