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Farm Goals 2018

Christmas has come and gone and we are in the New Year! 2018 is going to be a great one! I can feel it!

I’ve got goals people…farm goals…

 

Chickens

  • Replace fence and extend chicken run
  • Plant foraging greens
  • Build 3 more nesting boxes

Pigs

  • Mend hot wire fences

Sheep

  • Replace old ewes
  • Find a new ram

Farmhouse

  • Paint exterior of house
  • Paint fence
  • Take out carpet in parlor and add new flooring

Garden

  • Add a row of lavender in front flower bed
  • Build 3 more raised beds
  • Finish building outside farm table
  • Add a trellis to the garden
  • Keep growing all of our produce
  • Harvest our rhubarb and raspberries that we planted last year
  • Plant strawberry patch

Orchard

  • Prune fruit trees

Greenhouse

  • Build potting bench

I love love making lists and checking them off. This helps me organize my life! Farm life is never tidy.

What are some of  your goals this year?

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Potato Stamp

 

This year I really wanted to do something different with our Christmas wrapping paper instead of the same old stuff year after year. Then I remembered in kindergarten we did arts and crafts with potato stamps. I figured this would give me the vintage look I wanted and my little man could help me. This is a perfect Christmas craft to do with the little ones and its really inexpensive. It’s a win win!

 

Supplies:

  • Cookie cutter
  • Potatoes
  • Brown wrapping paper
  • Knife
  • Stamping pad or paint

 

Directions:

  1. Cut potato in half
  2. Take the cookie cutter and press it into the potato
  3. Leave the cookie cutter in the potato and carve around the cookie cutter
  4. Remove the little pieces of the potato to get the shape that you want
  5. Now you can stamp away!