Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April Goals

Tomato Starts!
Last month, I listed all of my goals for March in hopes that I would accomplish more than one of them for once! Out of my list of goals for March, I have fixed the greenhouse, started seeds, introduced the chicks to the older hens, built a chicken tractor, fixed the west pasture, and started not only a walking routine at home but also at work.

The goals that I did not complete were finding a good plot for the garden, although that will be tilled this weekend, ALL of my house goals (big surprise there!), and consistently posting weekly on the blog.

All in all, I feel like I did pretty good with the number of goals achieved!

Now for April's Goals!


- Till and Plant Garden

- Plant Herbs in the Greenhouse

- Put Gravel in the Greenhouse

- Plant six more apple and peach trees, and mulch them


- Build a vertical fence extension on the coop (more to come on that!)

- Start putting the new chicks in the tractor (also, more on the new chicks soon!)


- De-cluttering the house.

- Try out a monthly cleaning plan.

- Make an assortment of crockpot freezer meals.

- Make another batch of homemade laundry detergent

Personal Goals

- Exercise more! Get more strength and cardio in.

You may have noticed some are left over from last month! I am determined to get this house de-cluttered! What are your goals for the month?


  1. It sure looks like You have a busy month ahead!

  2. Hello Nichole,
    I think you got lots done already and I agree with Clint, that's some list. I am interested in your monthly cleaning plan... I de-cluttered a while back and need to do it again. Lol. My goals are similar. I need to keep nursing seedlings along in the greenhouse and get my herbs started still and a few flowers for my honeybees. Every time I get motivated another storm and snow comes to slow me back down, every 7 days... That's spring at 4,000 ft. Smile. Have a great week and kick some tail on that lil list of yours.

    1. And the sad thing is, I keep coming up with more to add to the list! Do you have a hive? I would love to have a few beehives! Good luck with your list, and I hope the snow stops soon!


  3. Oh, the joys of being a farmgirl! Our lists are similar... so much to do but so rewarding too! I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my first greenhouse so my seeds will go in in a couple more weeks. That will give me a little head start for planting outdoors by mid to late May... Happy Homesteading!

    1. I bet you are ecstatic about the greenhouse! Congratulations on it! You're so right! I would much rather do everything I do here on the farm than go to my "real" job! Much more rewarding in my opinion!