Homesteading Goals: 17 in 17

The beginning of the year is a great time to analyze the previous year and to make plans for the upcoming year. If you’re like me, you have goals that you would like attain during 2017. Many of the goals below are goals that the kids and Scott share with me, others are goals that I have set out for myself.

Homeschool Review Crew Goals for the Year Ahead {Link Up}
Here are 17 of the goals that we have set out to accomplish in ’17 on our homestead:

  1. “Get our feet wet” with aquaponics
  2.  Start all of our own bedding plants
  3. Have a more productive garden than last year
  4. Can and/or freeze 500 quarts of produce
  5. Finish mulching the area between the raised beds with wood chips
  6. Finish the grape arbor
  7. Learn about other varieties of mushrooms and their cultivation and put that knowledge into practice.
  8. Develop more of a market for the products we raise on our farm
  9. Get our bunkhouse up and going
  10. Finish our new apple press and publish the plans for it
  11. Build or buy a chicken plucker
  12. Seed more of the farm down into perennial grasses and legumes
  13. Plant 4800 shrubs for wildlife (oh my!)
  14. Get the livestock water lines and tanks installed for the new paddocks
  15. Replace the old, leaky windows in our living room
  16. Install more insulation to make our home more efficient
  17. Replace the back door which also leaks air


I look forward to this year with much anticipation!

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

This post is linked to the Goals for the Year Ahead.



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3 Responses to Homesteading Goals: 17 in 17

  1. Larry P. says:

    Wow. Great ambitions. Keep them kids working and Scott too.

  2. Great list – how are you getting on one month in? Hopping by via the Simple Homestead blog hop.

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