Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 Goals

Wow is it really already Jan. 2013! I don't know about you but 2012 really flew by for us. The little farmer turned 5 and started kindergarten, Baby farmer turned 2 and is talking more then ever. We introduced Happy to our family. This end of the year has been very hectic. The Farmer started a new position at his job, which he is excited to be doing! Little Farmer has become very intellectual and wanted to read a lot this year and being able to read a few books on his own. (still talks a lot about wanting show sheep and now a lot about beef, can't wait till he can!!!) Baby Farmer was having digestive issues and we found out there was a bad bacteria in his stomach/ intestinal track. Then on top of that he had a double ear infection. Ugh. But everyone is healthy for the new year!( lets hope it stays that way! Haha okay now on the the main reason for this post. I have a lot of goals that I would like to do this coming year with Homesteading. I accomplished some of the tasks I wanted last year, but I wanted to do some different things this year. * Learn to Pressure can- just got my pressure canner today!!!!! * Get another blueberry bush to go in patch- Last one the dog ate it! * Save all my seeds for next years planting- put my seed order in at Baker seeds . If you haven't ordered your yet I would definitely say to order from this company. They sell GMO free heirloom seeds. Also recommend reading his book The Heirloom Gardner. * Build a cold frame * Grow enough/ preserve enough to feed us through the winter. ( this may be one goal I won't be able to reach but still will be motivation) * learn to crochet dish clothes * Learn to make soap *Learn to cook with different grains * Sell produce/ baked goods at local farmers market * Have lower water usage * continue to line dry clothes *Write on blog at least once a week Well there you have it! I would love to hear any homesteading goals you have or if any of you have any tips for any of my goals. Hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas ( and remembered the true meaning) and a Very Happy New Year! ~ Katie

1 comment:

  1. Great Goals Katie !!!!!! Great Goals !!!!!!!!!! I know you will do every one of them !!!