January 1, 2011

My Goals for 2011

As a farm/country/gardening blog, there are many things I can think of that I would like to accomplish in the coming year. Below is a list of a few that I can think of right now. I am sure the list will grow longer as I mark off completed items throughout the year.

One of my goals last year was to find a miniature donkey and I completed that goal with 2 days to spare!
  • Finish fencing our front lot for the goats and donkeys. It's 50% done as of right now.
  • Find Dimple a girlfriend!!
  • I always want a bigger, better vegetable garden.
  • Start a large herb garden for growing my own herbs to use in canning, soap-making, etc.
  • Can more. I would love to can some jams and jellies for homemade gift baskets this year.
  • Candlemaking
  • Work on different types of gift baskets using my Country Made Essentials.
  • Improve and learn new soap-making techniques.
  • Add at least 2 more milk goats to my herd.
  • More chicks, guineas and hopefully geese!
  • I also have a friend who has promised to save me turkey eggs for incubating this spring.
  • Have a happy healthy and easy deliver of baby goats in the spring!
  • Work on the barn and stalls, replace boards, gates, etc.
  • More fish for the pond.
  • Fill the barn loft with hay this fall for the coming winter and spring.
  • Stock up some straw for bedding. There's a shortage this year due to the drought and lack of wheat grown this past year.
  • A new longer, bigger, better clothesline!
I am telling everyone I am taking this new job (2nd job) that I start on Tuesday to support my habits.....animal habits!

What are your farm goals for 2011??


texwisgirl said...

Your list is long but hopefully manageable! I like how you covered details like enough hay and straw. :)

I'm hoping we can get our hay field fertilized this spring - have had some timing troubles in the past. And maybe get a handyman to repair some rotten wood and repaint the barn (2nd time in 9 yrs.) Other than that, I just want to keep our animals/pets/babies healthy and happy and safe. :)

Teresa said...

I agree wholeheartedly--I work full time to support my farming/animal habit/hobby. I really want to do cleanup on my farm, plant a large pumpkin patch to open for pick-your-own this fall, and work on soaps, canning, candles, etc. to sell at this pumpkin patch. I hope all your goals are met--they certainly are some good ones.

LindaG said...

Good luck with all of that. I hope you succeed with abundance!

Anonymous said...

I grew up on a small farm and miss it quite a bit. Sorry to say I don't have the land to have the same and I would be lucky enough to have a few chickens. Maybe that is why I enjoy reading your blog so much.

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floweringmama said...

Oh my what a list. I've always heard if you want something done give it to the busiest person you know!


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