Goals

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My Goals for 2021

This year, I want to do more for my home and garden. I expect that this is where we’ll be spending most of our time this year, and I want it to be even more beautiful, as this is what we see every day. With that in mind, I’m planning my goals accordingly. The last…

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My Goals for March

Those of you who follow my photography account on Instagram and then noted it in the comments on the blog here the last few weeks (or noticed others’ comments on the subject of recent blog posts) saw our big news: My eldest is getting married! I know you will want details, so here they are!…

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My February Goals

My one-word theme for this year is “achieve.” Over the years, I’ve had goals and plans to do things that never came to fruition. This year, I’d like to change that. I have a lot to do this month! It’s going to be a busy month. Garden: Finish pruning all of the fruit trees, rose…

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My Goals for 2018

  My most important goal for 2018: Have a healthy pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby in late spring!     Garden Goals: 1. Take out dead our peach tree and replace it. We may take out both peach trees in the back, as the other appears to be dying as well. I learned in…

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My Goals for the Month of September

    Garden Goals: Weather.com is predicting hotter than usual weather for the southwest U.S. for September and October (and predicting an early fall for the Northeast and South). The heat makes it hard to want to work in the garden (just a couple of days ago it was 113ºF/45ºC), but work still needs to…

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My Goals for June

It’s been a busy year–so busy, in fact, that a lot of my goals have been put on the back burner while I work to keep up with my regular everyday chores (you can see my daily schedule here).  I’ll be picking and processing fruit from the garden this month, organizing, and sewing every chance…

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Goals for February

It’s a short month, and I’ve got a ton to do! Last month the baby cut his first teeth, and wanted to be held all the time. I didn’t manage to get any sewing projects from last month done, and now most of those will have to wait until March. In addition, we had a…

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My Garden Goals for 2017

January is the month where I spend the most time in my garden, pruning, tidying, and planting. I’m outside working for several hours almost every day. I have some goals I’d like to achieve in the garden this year, and a lot of those will come from good planning and preparation done this month. This…

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Goals for the First Month of the Year

Queen of Sweden rose January is one of the busiest months in my garden. Our winter is short and very spring-like (our first frost came December 18th and the last official frost date is February 15th) and there is much to do in January. I’ll spend a great number of afternoons and every Saturday physically…

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Goals for July

With so many fruits ripe in the garden all at once (which are normally spread out from June through August) my first priority is to take care of the fruit in the garden. I need to cover grapes from the birds, pick apricots, peaches, and grapes. I’ll also be canning. Because so much has been…