1. We do the same thing at end of the year. We know we are redoing some fencing so we watched for sales and did some trading. Ready to start next spring. Planning is the way to go

  2. Hi Shawn,
    I must say it seems you have it figured out very well – you have your goals set up that I don’t know how you could fail. Very well done.

  3. Great overview of how to plan for the upcoming year on our homesteads! I found that we didn’t eat and sell enough eggs to keep a huge flock. So I downsized. It was hard because I want every chicken breed out there…but I now have a small flock of White Leghorns. I still get the itch to order new ones….lol 🙂

    • I hear you there, Lisa, lol! I am always wanting more chickens. Gotta love chicken math, right? This year I may be reconsidering my goats, sad. I love them but they just don’t produce the amount of milk that we need them to!

  4. Excellent ideas, Shawna! I’m inspired to break up my homesteading notebook into the different areasso I can keep track of costs. I haven’t been great at that!

  5. Dianne

    ShawnaLee, you have done fabulous on this article. I learned a lot and this is honestly the first time I have ever seen all these ideas in one place. I will be implementing many of your ideas for our new year.

    Thank you for all the awesome information.

  6. Kathi

    We do the same at the end of the year… this year I’m “recycling” some goals that didn’t get finished last year. I like that you brought the budget into consideration too – good point!

  7. My favorite part of this is doing a time line. It seems that our society has become a ‘do it now’ type of world, when in reality, we need to slow down and learn one thing, before starting something else. Great post, Shawna!

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