I never used to make New Year’s resolutions until I decided to flaunt them on our blog last year. And, of course, I made way too many. So how did I do?
- Build adobe oven in the backyard: check! Thanks to Kurt Gardella and Ben Loescher who led a class in our backyard.
- Plan out garden ahead of time instead of playing catch-up at the last minute: I did indeed plan out the garden but nature had her own plans including a destructive series of skunk attacks. I’ve switched to a hands-off approach to veggie gardening inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka.
- Start a podcast (decided to make it a video podcast). You can subscribe in the iTunes store here (it’s freeeeee!).
- Clean up the graphic design on the blog and organize information better: Thank you to our book designer Roman Jaster for doing this for us!
- Return to the fencing strip (I’ll admit it’s a pretentious activity–sort of the artisinal mayonnaise of sports–but I’m addicted to it.). See the first topic on the incomplete list.
Working on, i.e. incomplete:
- Fix bad knees–retuning to the fencing strip gave me the worst case of runner’s knee I’ve ever had. This is a good thing because it forced me to get into physical therapy and fix the problem.
- Improve writin’ skills.
- Celebrate the wonderful awesomeness that is Mrs. Homegrown each and every day.
- Get HAM technician’s license.
- Learn Morse code
- Attend CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) classes.
- Organize messy office so it doesn’t look like an episode of Hoarders.
- Organize supplies in garage into labeled boxes: still messy.
- Turn the garage into the ultimate man cave.
- Increase running distance.
- Organize bug-out box.
- Backpack more often.
- Camp on Santa Rosa island again.
- Return to biodynamic practices in the garden.
- Learn how to sharpen knives and tools.
- Create an iPhone or iPad app.
- Check email only twice a day.
- Take more time to cook.
- Keep the kitchen spotless.
- Ferment vegetables more often.
My New Year’s resolution this year is to have a much shorter New Year’s resolution list. I’ll post that list tomorrow.
So how did your 2012 go? What did you accomplish on your homestead? Please share in the comments . . .