Started but not finished
- Building Projects
- Build pickup truck crate.
- Build up driveway.
- Put gravel on driveway.
- Build hoop house (or other permanent house) for poultry.
Build hay feeder for goats.(1/30/09)
- Build second hay stack.
- Make a hay rake from on-farm wood.
- Make a snath from on-farm wood.
- Put water tank up on blocks.
- Insulate goat water trough.
- Build insulated battery box.
- Build rabbit pen.
- Harness water power from creek for something.
- Build a barn.
- Build a sledge.
- Build a hay wagon.
- Build a bridge over drainage ditch.
- Build a monkey bridge over the creek.
- Spin a fleece of wool into yarn.
- Process flax into fibers.
- Complete a woven project.
- Shear a sheep.
- Grow open pollinated corn.
- Grow flax.
- Plant oats for winter forage.
- Start apple seedlings.
Plant bramble fruits.(12/2009)
- Produce all necessary hay.
- Produce half of animals' grain on farm.
- Plant at least two paw paw trees. (0/2)
- Plant three varieties of eating apples. (0/3)
- Plant three peach trees. (0/3)
Establish feasibility of planting blueberries.(1/24/09)
- Plant at least 16 different herbs/spices in front yard. (0/16)
- Eat a goose.
- Eat a capon.
- Bake every bread in The Bread Baker's Apprentice at least once. (0/43)
- Eat a paw paw.
- Take a welding class.
Become certified to compost dead livestock. (1/9/09)
- Visit Polyface Farm.
- Visit Malabar Farm.
- Visit The Land Institute.
Read Malabar Farm. (3/29/09)
- Read Agriculture Yearbook from 1924.
- Read Agriculture Yearbook from 1935.
- Read Agriculture Yearbook from 1936.
- Acquire at least five more pre-1940 Agriculture Yearbooks. (1/5)
- Read Pork Production.
- Research Jersey cattle lineage.
- Buy box of Jersey cattle registry books, if still available.
- Read The New Agriculture and answer chapter questions.
- Read Horticulture Enterprises and answer chapter questions. (1/21)
- Complete ten field exercises from Horticulture Enterprises. (0/10)
- Read a book on chicken genetics.
- Establish a breeding plan for free range broilers.
Research sheep breeds and choose best.(Icelandics)
- Attend a sustainable farming class or conference.
Stretch back fence in main pasture.(4/24/09)
- Hang forest gate.
Hang water gate.(4/28/09)
- Plant hedge around pond pasture.
- Plant hedge in forest along road.
- Pick five gallons of blueberries at Dolly Sods. (2/5)
- Pick cranberries at Dolly Sods.
- Pick 30 gallons of black raspberries. (1/30)
- Pick 10 gallons of wild blackberries. (1/10)
- Buy a milk cow.
- Buy at least ten female runner ducks. (0/10)
Buy a pair of geese.(3/2) (2009)
- Fill our freezer with homegrown beef.
- Successfully caponize a rooster.
- Buy rabbits.
- Buy turkeys.
- Buy a sheep flock.
- Acquire at least one potential ox.
- Successfully incubate duck eggs.
- Breed at least two generations towards free range broilers. (0/2)
- Find five regular customers for bread. (0/5)
- Find ten regular customers for eggs. (2/10)
- Get retail license.
- Sell a fattened pig.
Sell produce at a farmer's market.(2009)
- Update farm blog 300 times. (61/300)
- Write three newsletters for our customers. (1/3)
- Build a farm website with our own domain.
- Have an online order form for our customers.
- Sell 200 broilers. (0/200)
- Graze upstream field.
- Within a growing season, mow entire main pasture at least once.
- Get scythe for Paul.
- Clear undergrowth from forest.
- Make five gallons of maple syrup. (1/5)
- Butcher a deer.
- Buy a meat grinder.
- Make butter.
- Make apple cider.
- Dig pond.
- Install water system in upstream field.
- Expand drainage ditch to one foot wide entire length.
- Expand drainage ditch to one foot deep entire length.