I'm not one for making resolutions, but this year, I have resolved to make my life even healthier. 2012 brought a lot of changes. Our family and homestead gained many learning experiences through various trials and errors. I trust this year will bring even more and our family will grow in character and knowledge.
What are my goals for 2013 and beyond?
Well, today I vowed to stay off sugar for one year. I would love to be sugar free forever, but for now, I'll take it one year at a time. ;)
My husband and I have a goal to be completely off any processed foods by learning to grow and make all of our own foods. We have cut out these foods by 75% already! It sounds easy to some, and although I've been making my own breads for the last several years, I have yet to perfect the perfect sandwich bread! We realistically (hopefully) will be there by the end of five years. So, for this year, my goal is to learn to make as many staple products as I can.
We also want to be totally self-sufficient by the end of 10 years. In 2012, we added a larger garden, various herbs, laying hens, a compost bin, more water catchment containers, and several homemade recipes. In 2013, I would love to be able to add pigs, or a couple of milking goats to our homestead.
SIMPLIFY! Such a simple word, but sooooo hard to do. For the next few months, you may find me wandering around my house and yard saying to myself....."do I really need this?" Soon, it will be time for a garage sale and a trip to the donation center!
Praying 2013 will be a year of promise.