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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…

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Goals for June

This month I’m working on several projects that have been on my to-do lists for months. I have a lot of work to do in the garden, as the weeds have grown quite a bit in the last month while I’ve been recovering from having a baby. I am also behind in planting several things…

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Goals for May

Here are the goals I would like to have for the month:   1. Have a baby 2. Keep up with the laundry 3. Continue to homeschool 4. Make meals   The reality, of course, is that there is much more to be done than those 4 things. This month I have apricots, blackberries and…

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Goals For April

  I’m turning 40 this month. I have some fun projects for myself on my list for this month.   Sewing: 1. Sew curtains for my bedroom 2. Sew dress for myself, using 2 existing dress that I have to make a pattern (I want to try this method for making a pattern from an…

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Goals for March

With most of the major gardening done, I can concentrate on the indoors. I have a few gardening chores still, but they won’t take as much time as they did last month. This month, I plan to focus on organizing, spring cleaning, and decorating. We did a lot of organizing and cleaning last week; we…