We aren’t big new years resolution people. We’d rather set some small attainable goals to work towards over the course of the year. Think of it as our yearly to-do list, man I love crossing things off a to-do list.
Our overall goal for life here on the homestead is to be as self-sufficient and sustainable as possible. In order to get closer to that goal in 2015 we’ve planned out the following “to-do list”.
Harvest the four older chickens
It’s the circle of life my friends, the 4 older hens are getting old and aren’t laying as consistently as they once were. They have served us well over the years and it’s time for them to serve us one last time. This will be a new and important skill for us to learn and I’m grateful to have friends to help.
We just added 4 younger hens to our flock and are planning on adding some more come spring. 8 or 9 total is an ideal number for us, providing us with enough eggs plus extra to sell.
Get approval to sell home canned goods
I love to can especially jams, jellies, and pickles. We have done a good bit of research on the state laws allowing us to sell these items and the biggest hurdle to jump is getting our kitchen inspected by the department of health. Once they approve our kitchen then we can begin to sell at local markets and fairs. This would be a huge step for us and I’m really excited about the possibility.
Grow my Squigglybugs / Cloth by Kailyn business
I am loving my work as a consultant and educator for Squigglybugs. Teaching families about cloth diapers, babywearing, and natural baby care has been such a great opportunity for me. It has been slow to grow and I know that I need to spend some more time and energy focused on making my business great! *Check out my store HERE
We’re always been the kind of people to DREAM BIG but we are realistic enough to know that it takes time and that we are better off taking things one little step at a time. What little steps are you taking toward your goals this year?