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This Week's Goals

Every week is busy, but I find myself forgetting about what needs to get done or time slips right past me! For at least the Spring, Summer, and Fall, I will post what I want to get done weekly. These lists will seem a bit ambitious, but I like to aim high!

Again, I am glad I have my list. This list keeps me accountable and posting it here keeps me accountable to you all. I am amazed how that keeps me motivated alone. I have been weeding the garden almost every night, spending 20 minutes with the hoe and 20 minutes pulling by hand. I am not sure anymore if I want to use mulch because of the toxins in the mulch and how some of the garden might react to it. 

Last Week's Weekly Goals

Homesteading/Yard Chores
1. Cut down tree growing in the rhubarb patch (!!!)
2. Move chicks to the chicken coop
3. Make nesting boxes and a roost for the chickens
4. Clean up garage
5. Finish securing the chicken run by attaching chicken wire and filling in gaps.

Gardening
1. Finish the raspberries and rhubarb
2. Clean out strawberries
3. Finish planting garden and asparagus
4. Lay down weed blocking fabric and mulch
5. Set up sprinklers and hoses in the garden

House
1. Clean living room carpet
2. List books on Amazon and Half.com
3. Write three blog posts
4. Go through canned goods and decide if they are good/bad
5. Clean up office

Food/Other Projects
1. Make hamburgers for the summer. (Ground beef on sale at the store right now.)
2. Make food to snack on this week.
3. Make bread
4. Make candles
5. Get organized for the kids when school gets out: lunch menu plans, calendar, stock on food, etc.


This Week's Weekly Goals

Homesteading/Yard Chores
1. Make nesting boxes and a roost for the chickens
2. Clean up garage
3. Install light in the chicken coop
4. Clean up the cement pad between barn and old hog house (sweep, get rid of trees trying to grow, spray)
5. Mow, mow, mow, and trim. 

Gardening
1. Finish the raspberries and rhubarb
2. Clean out strawberries
3. Plant asparagus
4. Clean up around blueberry bushes and spread sawdust around them.
5. Set up sprinklers and hoses in the garden if the need arises. We have had plenty of rain so far.

House
1. Clean living room carpet
2. List books on Amazon and Half.com
3. Write three blog posts
4. Go through canned goods and decide if they are good/bad
5. Clean up office

Food/Other Projects
1. Try two new recipes. The stack is growing again!
2. Can more rhubarb jam and rhubarb sauce.
3. Make bread
4. Make candles
5. Get organized for the kids when school gets out: lunch menu plans, calendar, stock up on food, etc.

What are your goals for the week?

Thanks for reading!
Erica

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