***Adding: start garden seeds indoors!
It could be dedicated to ONE specific outcome- refined in scope.
-one month to focus on a workable wardrobe (and the ideal farmgirl image)
- one month focused on entrepreneurship/cottage industry (learning what they are, what’s applicable and do-able, what’s needed for the endeavors chosen, etc)
- one on gaining contacts and a network of likeminded friends
- one on homemade/crafting
- one on creating a space for the endeavors
- one on animal keeping
- one on raising and storing foods...
whatever you want to focus on for a year. Or each month dedicated to “Farming” or “Livestock” in general, so that your strategy is in step with your longterm farm/livestock management goals.
Lets say, raising meat animals and processing your own livestock:
Because when you know you’re going to be featured on film (or you life/farm/projects/garden, etc.) it creates a deadline with motivation!!
Hot pads / pot holders (made of triangular quilting scraps – that look like colorful pieces of PIE)! Love, love, love those...
And other really innovative crafts using scraps like little stuffed animals (simple birds) or mittens made from thrift-store sweaters, etc. (Somewhere on my blog there are pictures...)
But that is really not cute at all. It cannot be romanticized like farmgirl can. And farmgirl is a definition that lightens things up a bit- and I NEED that these days. I need the energy and motivation that “homestead lite” just doesn’t provide.
And speaking for myself, making yourself feel good about the process is important in order not to reach burnout, or lose the whimsy that can go along with decorating your world as you go.
*What outcome do you want?
*Your priorities in daily life
*Any obstacles to overcome (and perhaps how you plan to)
+ an INTERACTIVE to determine how you spend a "typical" 24-hour day. As you enter the hours or parts of hours for each activity, the total is 24 hours. Know how you spend your time, so you can best manage it! On the left bar are some other helpful pages, on:
PS - I candled the 7 eggs (at 10 days under the hen) and none of them appear to be developing! I left the one green underneath the hen - there was an airsack - it's a bit hard to discern things through a green mottled egg, but it didn't look at all promising, as the yolk seemed to be floating at the top. Luckily, it's still early in the season!