Remember back in January? Remember when I showed you my Dream List? Well, I’ve done some of them and some are in progress, so I thought I’d give you an update:
Plant at least 6 fruit trees: DONE! 2 apple, 1 cherry, 1 apricot, 1 peach, 1 plum.
Make hard cheeses: Not yet.
Grow, eat, harvest and preserve 9 months worth of produce: working on that. Cool weather crops are planted outside in the garden, seedlings are growing well in the basement I’ve started hardening some off.
Grow the garden in raised beds: 3 raised beds are built and waiting for tomatoes and peppers and whatever else goes into them.
Get handstand: I can hold a handstand for an astounding 6!!!! seconds! I wouldn’t say I’ve “gotten” it yet though. Still working on it.
Can 25 pints of tomatoes: Will do in the fall.
Permaculture our land: In progress.
Grow and slaughter 30 chickens: We’ve slaughtered 15 so far.
Go to girls weekend: June!
Paint every room in the house: I’ve painted the kitchen so far.
Organize every room in the house: Ya, not so much.
Get bind (a twisty contortionist’s move in yoga): I can do it, but not as well as I’d like.
Raise and have slaughtered or buy and have slaughtered our own pig: Not yet.
Brighten the basement: Not yet.
Buy more land adjacent to our house: Not yet. The money tree is still waiting to bear fruit.
Get 3 gallons/day of milk: Gettin’ there! Getting 2 1/2 gallons a day.
Be on Good Morning America: Well, if Debi Pelican has her say, I’ll be on next week. Debi is an amazing friend.
Change city goat policy: Not yet, and I’ve been rethinking that. I might not do it.
Farm like Joel Salatin: A work in progress. Will be for the next 20 or 30 years, but we’ve started!
Have summer potlucks: It’s not summer yet, so not yet.
How’s your dream list turning out? I hope your year is going as well as mine!!!
– The Goat Cheese Lady