"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Reviewing my Goals for this Year

 Back in July I posted some goals for the rest of this year.  I thought I would list them again and let you all know how I am doing so far!  Here we go:

  • pick berries; make raspberry jam, blueberry jam, and freeze some blueberries--made raspberry jam and froze blueberries; didn't make blueberry jam
  • can peaches and pears--didn't do this--darn!
  • can green beans--did this!
  • freeze peas--did this
  • make and can applesauce--didn't do this
  • acquire items for milking goats, including a cream seperator--working on this
  • worm goats and chickens; figure out ingredients of herbal wormer and make plan to grow ingredients myself--they've been wormed...haven't figured out the 2nd part yet
  • plan medicinal herb garden--not yet
  • find good area for compost pile--working on it
  • harvest and dry garlic; use larger cloves to replant in October--did this...planting again soon! 
  • sell unneeded items; use money to stock pantry with 200 lbs gluten free flour--100 lbs so far 
  • add diatomaceous earth to chicken house--did this 
  • breed goats in the fall--did this...hopefully they are pregnant!
  • install wood stove (hubby)--finally done TODAY  
  • almost forgot...order homeschool curriculum and plan out 2012-2013 school year--way done
I'm going to continue with the items that haven't been done.  In what ways are YOU working on becoming more self-sufficient?


  1. I've just stumbled on to your blog and I really like it.

    I have been trying so hard over the years to be more and more self sufficient in fruit and veg and we are getting there slowly. I make my own jams pickles chutneys and freeze loads of things. I also store my potatoes and apples in storage boxes outside that are frostfree.

    We are getting there slowly.

    1. I'm glad you found me--thanks for commenting!

  2. Hi April! I just found you on the Homestead Blog Hop and glad I did! My goal this year is to pin down my goals. LOL!

    I would love to have you link up with us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  3. New follower here! What a cute blog. Please come share a my weeky Farm Girl Blog Fest. Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-5.html