Wednesday, April 2, 2014

2014 Homesteading Goals

I rarely make a New Year's resolution. This could be because I haven't seen the ball drop in the last decade and while it is the start of a new calendar year, it really doesn't affect my life. I do however make gardening goals right before spring starts. I make small goals for harvesting. I make goals all winter long and keep a little notebook specifically for jotting down improvements and ideas that require further research. Despite Old Man Winter's desperate hold on us, I am dreaming of spring.

This year's homesteading goals are:
Expand my weedless garden beds.
Grow corn for our chickens this winter.
Learn to forage and use forage items.
Get honey bees.
Consider cold frames to extend our season.
Get at least two turkeys for holiday dinners.
Get piglets.
Add the following: rhubarb, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.
Plant another row of maple trees.
Plant pines along the thruway border.

Spring is in the air and I am ready to make improvements. How about you? What are your plans this spring?

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