January 4, 2022
I really can't believe that 2021 has come and gone. We've had a lot of changes here on the homestead in the past two years. We added chickens and more chickens, we raised and butchered pigs, we are now raising a steer for meat and come spring we should be milking a cow, preferably a Jersey.
Our egg supply is starting to build up again, we have 15 layers, 5 hens and 10 pullets who have really started laying. We've also acquired 5 bantam hens who have not started laying yet and a bantam rooster that we named Barney and thinks he's a really big man but he's not :)
I'm trying to balance homesteading with my hobbies such as knitting and quilting and for the past year or more I haven't done a very good job fitting knitting and quilting in. So, this year I am really going to make a strong effort to take the time and knit or get in my sewing room. With that said I'm starting off good, so far at least (LOL). I have cleaned my much-needed sewing room, it has been neglected for far too long. I have also pulled out the knitting needles and made myself a winter hat from the pattern I absolutely love from SouleMama. It's such an easy pattern and I love how it fits.
So far 2022 is starting off good. Last year I picked a word for the year and that was FOCUS, for the most part I was able to focus on things better than I have had in the past. I had been picking my brain for a word this year, the word "focus" still pops up in my head and that's good because I believe I can still have focus in my life. The word I have actually decided on is "balance". I need to start balancing things in my life better, so that's the word I am going with...BALANCE.
So, here's to a wonderful 2022 and I am focused on balancing things in my life from this day forward.