After writing the summary post of our first year on the farm I am amazed at how much we accomplished… and also a little overwhelmed because I mean, how in the heck do we top that?! But with the New Year brings a refreshed sense of over achieving and I think we’re up to the challenge.
Earlier this week, Clay and I sat down to sketch out our farm goals for the year and my oh my, how do we still have so much to do? Ah yes, it’s called homesteading and there is a reason that not everyone else we know is doing it. Starting from scratch takes time, patience and a crap load of work. Also, mistakes. You have to be willing to make mistakes and not kill each other over it. So far, nobody has died (save a few critters here and there). Well, we’re pretty good at making mistakes so might as well continue to do what we’re good at!
Here is a breakdown of our 2015 homestead goals:
So there you have it… doesn’t seem so bad…. right? Oh who am I kidding, it looks really bad, but in a good way. There is a reason we don’t have TV.
I’ll be looking for full-time work and have many personal goals in mind this year as well, so it all could go either way. But this is the path we’ve chosen and we enjoy the good life so here’s hoping we don’t collapse in a heap of exhaustion, or even worse, end up with goats 🙂
Ever optimistic and always on our toes. Cheers to the new year!
Oh, My Gosh what a beautiful piece of property you two have !! I really enjoy your blog Katie and you are such a good writer enjoy every sentence ..Looking forward to see about all your process for the 2015.. Keep them coming ok . Love Uncle Leo & Aunt Judy
Thanks Aunt Judy, we love here. It’s been such a great lifestyle change for us. We are hopeful that 2015 is just as productive as last year so keep your fingers crossed 🙂
Hello, Katy! Love reading your blog. We live a valley over from you, just off the Hudson’s Hope road. We have just started this country life after raising four kids. I love the fact that someone is learning along with me! I have managed to keep most of my chickens alive this winter. Lost one to a hawk and one to a weasel. Keep up your writing! Enjoy every minute, such a gift to live in a beatuful place like we do 😊
Thanks Lisa, it’s been such a fun journey to share. What kind of chickens do you have? We have yet to lose any to predators (knock on wood) but are always keeping an eye out! Glad someone else out there is learning with me too 🙂
Hey what’s wrong with goats??? 🙂 Hope to meet up with you guys sometime!
Nothing is wrong with goats! I just really want some and Clay is against it… Too much trouble lol!! Let’s get together soon as I’d love to meet you 🙂
Always amazing and thoughtful. Love these!
GOATS, GOATS, GOATS!!
Laura, you have to convince Clay as I’m already all for it lol