Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Homestead Binder

My family is trying to create an urban homestead. I don't want to forget anything that I'm planning or learning. I had been writing things down in many different notebooks and found that I was losing many items. I decided to create a homestead binder.

I grabbed an old 3 ring binder and started putting in some of my lists. Here is a run down on what I'm planning to put in my binder...

1. garden plans- what grows well, the flops, where I want to plant, what I need to buy, lists of where I want to order seeds from.
2. canning plans- what I hope to can, what we liked from last year, what we need more of, if we need more jars
3. how to make soap- site that has instructions, print outs
4. animal plans- we're hoping to have some meat rabbits for 4-h.
5. sewing plans- patterns, fabric prices

I'm sure I'll find more other items that I'll want to include as the year goes along.
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Forever Neighbor said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!! I have a home binder that I use for bills, cleaning schedule, grocery list, and menus. I never thought of a Homestead binder, I think I may borrow your idea. It will work great for recipes, and I am going to try a garden for the first time ever and this will help me for next year. Great idea!!!

Annie Kate said...

I've been gardening for quite a few years, but everything's always been all over the place. I love your idea of making a binder!

Annie Kate

Kirstin said...

Great idea!

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