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.

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

-enlarge pond to incorporate fish

-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

-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!)


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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