Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a great first day of the new year.
I have been reading some other blogs today and it seams the trend is to write about the goals for the upcoming year so here I go with mine.
My personal goal this year is to pick my battles and not sweat the small stuff as much. Also I have a goal to spend more time fishing because you would not believe what problems you can work out when you take away all the influences of the world and just watch a cork float in the water.
Mini Farm:
The Mini Farm's goal this year is to have the complete chicken operation fully built and making money.
My family goal is to do the very best that I can and to know that I did.
Re-focus on preparedness for the unthinkable by getting our food, water and power supplies ready.

And that's it. Simple hu? Now on to what I did on my fist day of the new year.  

It was 11:00 AM before the temp got above 40 degrees and I could not wait any longer. My buddy Dav lives just over 1/4 mile away so it didn't take but just a minute to get there and start painting the bee hives.    
I wish it was March or April already so I can get the bees into it and see how it all works.

While we were out playing with our hives, the wives were at the house cooking the New Years dinner. We had Mom and Dad over to share in the ham, black eyed pees, greens and chess pie. Now that's what I like about bringing in the new year right there.

Tomorrow is my last day of freedom from work so I plan to finish with the power to the big barn and then probably do absolutely nothing.

Happy New Year to you all and may all your goals come together this year.


  1. Sounds like a plan, Redneck! I agree on the fishing thing. For some people, it's fishing ...for us, it's saddle time. Whatever your preferred method, the point is to take time to relax! The old saying 'all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy' is not without merit. We need to be industrious and work hard at our goals, but we need to balance work with play. Recreation is not laziness's restoration of our psyche. Makes the old mental juices flow more freely, you know? It's all about balance.

    I'll be interested in how your bee thing works. The idea of living with bees (other than the transient ones that wander by) doesn't thrill me, but I understand the benefits enough not to mark it off the list of possibilities.

    I'll email you that inventory spreadsheet today with some explanation. Do you have Excel? If not, what spreadsheet program do you use ...maybe I can convert it?

  2. I have Microsoft Works. If you just copy and paste to an e-mail I can get it that way unless you know of someting better.
    I'm doing the bees just for the cool hat. LOL

  3. Great plans! I'm with ya on the fishin. Nothing better. Have a good new year.