Updates from the Homestead
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I did not waste any time however and yesterday with the help of my kids we got Christmas all cleaned up. The tree is out back ready to take down to the goats for a little Christmas time treat, the decorations are all put away and the house all cleaned up. Now maybe I can think better! I love the holidays but I also love the feeling of putting it all away and looking forward to brand new year with all of its excitement, goals and planning.
Seems as though my year will start off with plans right away! There are two weeks now until Richards wedding! Yikes!
Yesterday I was starting to feel a bit stressed with details. So I did what I always do when I feel that way.. started making a to-do list.. it is amazing how that helps me.. write it down, see what needs to be done, figure out when it needs to be done and I feel my stress level fade a bit.
I have at least three trips into town lined up this next week to deal with things.. clothing, cake, decorations, etc.. Then the following week will be devoted to dealing with the food preparations and getting my house clean and in order. Since it is a small wedding the reception will be here at my house afterwards.
I have a question.. does anyone have a good tried and true punch recipe they would care to share? I don’t make punch and was hoping to find a recipe that someone has some good experience with. If you do you can leave the recipe in the comment section or send it to me in an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to set goals for myself for the upcoming year. I have some basic goals in mind.. like make tons and tons of soap! I have not had the time as of late to stay on top of it like I usually do and my inventory is suffering because of it. So I think February and March and maybe April will be devoted to soap making.
I can’t wait to start planning out this years garden as well! My garden was so much fun and gave us so much that I am really looking forward to doing it again. We are still enjoying spaghetti sauce and salsa that I made from my garden tomatoes as well as other goodies I made. So that has me thinking about what else I would like to plant and plan to use in some way.
Those are just a couple of my goals.. I think my mind will be able to focus on goal planning with more clarity after the wedding! Or maybe after January. My best friend’s son is also getting married in January and I have committed myself to helping her out too. His wedding is two weeks after Richards.
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday!