WHEW! Been a long time since I've jotted down our Homesteading Goals! Now that we have our "Forever Home" we can do many ideas we have just dreamed about and we are pretty excited. The 1st year here was more of a tidy and hurry kind of time. Mr. Awesome was a flurry of tools and ideas to get the house secured and livable so we could move in last year in April.
We spent many months just bouncing ideas off each other of what we want to see developed over the next year. So we came up with these for this year! Every idea is still in flux and I'm mingling some personal goals for myself as well.
1) Mark out the garden and use our entire homestead as a "Food forest". Now this will be a continual developing idea that won't just be for this year but for the years to come. Mr. Awesome thought it would be neat to have a Herb/Kitchen garden as you come up towards the house.
2) Green house that can be dual purpose if we want to have animals in at various seasons.
3) My dream small business Gypsy House that is portable to take to Fleamarkets. Not sure if we will also do a Tiny house as a Vintage market out on our property.
4) Fence in larger garden area- Doing this now!
5) Mulch around where we have existing plantings/trees- Working on this now
6) Chicksaw- portable chicken (feathered birds)
7) Tire Duck pond
8) Small pond in back of property with possible water generating feature? That is still up in the air. We don't have running water so not sure if that part will get completed.
9) Plant more fruit trees/garden yumminess!
10) Order 1 pkg of Bees- DONE! They will be coming in April! Also, order Mason bees
11) Chicken/Animal Run
12) Sheep- Well we are thinking those maybe in the future instead. Cost wise right now it's not doable
13) Order chicks or buy from Animal auction
14) Can more! Last year I didn't do so well. I'm pretty tired when I get home from work and I work 6 days a week. This means on my 1 day off I don't feel like doing ANYTHING!
15) Save more seeds. I saved quite a bit from last year from our garden and a dear Woman on a Homesteading group sent me some to get us started last Spring.
16) Now something more personal- Read 100 books! Or at least as many as I can. I read my Bible every year, I try to do so at least twice a year. I did read about 48+ books last year, not counting books I read to Mini Man.
17) Learn to make Soap
18) Make more of my own Tinctures
19) Take Herbalist course
20) Finally publish my book
21) Write/Publish a few Ebooks
22) Work on getting Affiliate and Ebay things listed
23) Attend Lyme meetings- I am not thrilled about driving in the dark and the meetings last into the evening hours.
24) Continue to work on growing some sort of business that I love and enjoy
25) Get Roof repair done or at least maybe a bandaid
26) Insulate! Insulate! Insulate!
27) Find someone to finally clean and inspect our Furnace
28) Seal around windows
29) Gravel driveway
30) Telephone poles in yard for various projects
31) Finish painting indoors
32) Sleeve and inspect chimneys
33) Make Concrete bird baths
34) Finish lap blanket
35) Fix my Amber necklace. The clasp broke a wee bit ago and I miss wearing it!
36) Make more Sage sticks to sell
37) Dry more herbs and flowers
38) Go to Aquarium, Turkey Run, Museum
39) Visit some folks on my Guest Post list
40) Figure out how to edit my videos
41) Host a webinar
42) Find wild Honey bees
43) Meditate more
44) Have a once a month Date Night
45) Work on sewing projects/Craft projects to sell
46) Spray mildew off house
47) Organize our closet
48) Molding around bedrooms
49) Take out tub in bathroom and replace
50) Move kitchen sink and replace faucet
51) Front entry way remodel
52) Remodel Mini Man's bedroom
53) Seal off hole in attic/shorten handrail
54) Patch hole in ceilings in bedrooms
55) Tear out drywall in Peanut's bedroom/insulate
56) Hang light in Peanut's room
57) Figure out electric issue upstairs and put in ceiling fans
58) Aquaponic system for kitchen herbs
I will add more to the list and again it's these are ideas not set in stone. I'm excited! We saw our 1st Robins in the yard. Come on Spring!
So what are your plans?