You always think a new year brings big changes and you will get up and get all these things started. Well that never happens for me so I don't put much into it anymore. But I did decide this year I was going to make monthly goals for myself and try to get my business working for me.
Making a monthly list instead of daily or weekly seems to work better for me as some days I don't want to do things and the next I may.
In the cold months I always want to get the house cleaned and organized as I know right around the corner will be spring and I will want to get my garden planted, raised beds built and parts of the property cleaned up.........on and on.
As I sat today and wrote my list of veggies I wanted to grow and what seeds I need to buy, I realized how much we have added in the last four years. I now have blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, apple trees, peach trees growing. Oh and I forgot my little tree that is growing in the middle of my veggie garden. I think it is a peach, hope to move him to a new place when it warms up. That is what happens when you put compost in your garden. To do it right there is lots of planning and thought that goes into it every year. I'm not sure I remember my mother doing as much work. Maybe she did what I'm doing right now. Staying up after everyone is gone to bed and writing, planning and thinking of spring...........
Of course now she lets plants go to seed and self seed all over the place. Why not she tells me, why not see where the lettuces come up.
If you are just starting a garden or thinking of it. Start small and start with what you eat. You can add every year but I find if you make it to big the first year you don't want to do it again. It is a lot of work. But the rewards are so good.