2017 New Year Goals

Last year we tracked our goals and loved being able to share with others!  Check out last year’s results: https://littlellewellynhomestead.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/2016-goal-recap/

As for this year, we have come up with 12 new goals for 2017!

1. Zero waste our home! We already do a good bit to avoid creating trash, but there is always room for improvement! Here’s the last post on what we already do: https://littlellewellynhomestead.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/zero-waste/

2. Declutter 20 items per month. Last year I decluttered 2016 items from this house. We are still decluttering, but not quite as much!

Last year’s results!

3. 12 bags of garbage per year. Americans are super wasteful. We are going to try to only produce one 13 gallon kitchen trash bag per month 

4. Merge crafting and homestead business. We are hoping to sell our green items, blacksmithed items and crocheted crafts as part of the homestead! More to follow! 

5. Create a summer kitchen. We will be turning a spot in the basement into a nice canning area. (And continue preserving our harvest!)

6. Expand the garden. We won’t be planting the grandparent’s garden this year, but we will be expanding our own garden! 

2016 garden

7. Grow some different plants. Last year I was so excited about the luffa gourds that I grew. I’ll be growing them again along with some other different plants. Cucamelons are definitely on the list! 

8. Make a chicken viewing area. In the warm months I love sitting by the garden and watch the chickens and bees, but I normally sit on the ground. We are hoping to make a nice seated area! 

9. Green up my school. Schools create an absurd amount of trash! So, I’m going to try to start some initiative to help kids learn greener ways! 

10. Track our solar panels. The panels were installed in December. We will be tracking how much energy we make and how cost efficient they are!

11. Continue beekeeping. We made it through our first year of beekeeping and we are hoping they overwinter well. We will document year 2 of keeping bees! 

12. Keep traveling with the family! We managed to visit so many places last year and have some major traveling ideas for this year! You have to have fun goals too! 

So, there you have it! We are going to try our best to accomplish our goals and would love for you all to follow our adventures! Did anyone else set some goals? 

4 Comments on “2017 New Year Goals

  1. Good luck to you! We started the other way around, we started selling our sewn and blacksmiths items on etsy and now we are starting our homestead. Keep up the good work.


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