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Signs of Spring: My Goals for February

January and February are my busiest months in the garden. February 15th marks our official last frost date here. Our local nursery gets tomato plants in on Valentine’s Day, and will have a large variety of vegetables and herbs by the third week of February. The leaves fall from the trees in December, giving us…

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My Goals For This Week

Temperatures for the second half of the month are warming up quickly. This week we should have highs in the low 60’s, if the weatherman is correct. This month and next month are my busiest times of year in the garden. I have a ton of pruming still to do. I can only do so…

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My Goals For the First Full Week of the Year

We start school again this week. After we’ve finished school each day, I plan to work on my goals during the afternoons, as well as on Saturday. There is a possibility of seasonal rain this week, which will dictate what days I work outside (if it rains, though this is the right time of year…

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My Goals for December

I’m still moving slowly and unable to sit, which makes getting things done fairly difficult. It also means a lot of almost every single one of my goals from last month are still items on my to-do list. Knowing my limited mobility, I’m making this month’s goals more in line with what I can do physically….

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My Goals For November

November is a busy month for me, and I have a lot of posts planned! There will be at least one post every day this month, with many days having two posts a day. I’m bringing back my Thankful series again for the month, and I’ll be writing my Gift a Day series as well….

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Goals For the Month of October

I have several things to do this month that are going to take a lot of  time, so I have decided to write them as monthly goals rather than weekly goals. I’d like to put both the house and garden in order, as well as work on several projects.   Garden: 1. Plant fall garden…

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This Week’s Goals

  I had hoped the weather would be cool enough for me to plant my fall garden last week, but with temperatures of 103ºF (39ºC), it was too hot to plant. Soil temperatures were still at 90º. I did manage to put in a couple of hours in the garden last week and I’d like…

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This Week’s Goals

Our desert looking towards the mountains we went up last week. This photo was taken in the spring a few years back. I was hopeful that our weather was starting to cool enough for me to do some planting, but the revised weather forecast for this week shows most days over 100º, with the exception…

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This Week’s Goals

  Monday is Labor Day, a holiday in the U.S. I’ve written a list of cleaning and organizational goals for the family to work on that day, including cleaning out the refrigerator, washing windows, cleaning the kitchen, scrubbing bathtubs, scrubbing the kitchen floor by hand, and cleaning bedrooms. Liberty’s birthday is this week, and I…

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This Week’s Goals

I started writing my goals for the week on the blog at the request of several readers. Since these are, of course, personal goals, I’m not sure how helpful they are to you as readers. Please let me know if this feature of the blog is something you’d like me to continue to include.  There…

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My Goals for the First Week of August

The local weather forecast for this week is highs around 107º (42ºC) and lows around 81º (27ºC). Despite this, I have a lot of garden work that I need to get out and do, so I’ll be working on it in the late evenings ( when it is around 103º between and 8 and 9…