2023 Resolutions

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Here goes.
#1. Finish moving outside farm stuff from sons house. This will come in small increments, each one a victory.
A. Move 500 gallon diesel fuel tank and get
It set up on stand.
B. Move portable building
C. Move 60’ round pen and get it set up
D. Set up sheep working equipment
E. Move 4 power poles and assorted
pieces of drill stem pipe
F. Move long heavy cabinet that goes in
portable building
G. Move ALL my tools! Will take several
Trips
H. Completely get EVERYTHING out of
house, still full of crap, have yard sale
I. Move my windows. I’ve been collecting
them to build a greenhouse
J. Build backyard fence for sons house
K. Get roll of sheep and goat wire and
Rolls of barb wire
L. Sort through stuff in the two 40’
shipping containers, add to yard sale
M. Going brain dead, add more later

#2. Get front field fence rows cleaned up of
40 years of growth. This will probably take
all year
#3. Get front field fenced.
#4. Finish interior of closets
#5. On a list to buy 2 registered ewes
#6. On a list to buy Anatolian puppy
#7. Get craptastic chicken coops in back torn
down, cleaned up and gone.
#8. Get fence put up where coops were
#9. Learn to drive sons tractor so I can set
my own hay bales
#10. Finish this damned list

#1A have not moved 500 gallon fuel tank and stand yet

B done

C done

D done

E have not mover power poles yet

F done

G half done

H not done

I. Not done

J not done

K not done

L. Not done
M. Yes I am brain dead.
The above not done will be put on accelerated speed to hopefully finish by end of year. Son wants to sell house.

#2. DONE!

Front fence row BEFORE

A MESS OF BRAIRS, yaupon, trees, thorns and nd thick brush.

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Front fence row got cleaned up yesterday. A neighbor helped me pull T-posts out of this tangled mess. Some wouldn’t come out, trees and roots had grown into them. But we got 60 T-posts out!

I just can’t stop admiring this!

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#3 getting front field ended is on my ASAP list but will get done in 2024
#7 I’ve been working at tearing down old chicken coops, but a long ways to go!
 

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#11 got culvert extended 30 feet. Can get in and out with long trailers now. Final test was 2 days ago when……,

#12 and #14 —sheds not torn down. Had two 40’ shipping containers delivered 2 days ago. There was ROOM TO TURN IN THE DRIVEWAY!!!! I took down some fence so the drivers could get in the field.

I have to clean out the containers at son’s house so he can move them to his land in Houston County. So for now, mine are out in the field. I have 3 sheds to tear down and a double fence chute that’s all grown up on wild blackberry canes, to tear down. Then I’ll have to empty one, to get it placed, load it up, empty the other one and get it placed….. next year! But they are HERE!

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#13 I have plans for a 70’x20’ 3 sided barn in front field. Fencing comes first, then barn. 2024!
 

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I was going to ask if your list was getting shorter or longer. Wow, you have done a lot! And big stuff! Impressive! 🤩
Thanks! Not on the resolutions list was putting a new roof on my house in June. That took all month, could only work half a day in 100+ degree heat. Friends helped on Saturday mornings and now I have a shiny new metal roof!

I get a little down and frustrated because I don’t have what I consider to be proper shelter for my sheep. But it is good for me to review my list and see what I’ve accomplished. Considering I had knee replacement surgery 3 weeks after moving in, I didn’t do too bad. So much to do and all of it NOW! I’m really looking forward to 2024!
 

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Here goes.
#1. Finish moving outside farm stuff from sons house. This will come in small increments, each one a victory.
A. Move 500 gallon diesel fuel tank and get
It set up on stand.
B. Move portable building
C. Move 60’ round pen and get it set up
D. Set up sheep working equipment
E. Move 4 power poles and assorted
pieces of drill stem pipe
F. Move long heavy cabinet that goes in
portable building
G. Move ALL my tools! Will take several
Trips
H. Completely get EVERYTHING out of
house, still full of crap, have yard sale
I. Move my windows. I’ve been collecting
them to build a greenhouse
J. Build backyard fence for sons house
K. Get roll of sheep and goat wire and
Rolls of barb wire
L. Sort through stuff in the two 40’
shipping containers, add to yard sale
M. Going brain dead, add more later

#2. Get front field fence rows cleaned up of
40 years of growth. This will probably take
all year
#3. Get front field fenced.
#4. Finish interior of closets
#5. On a list to buy 2 registered ewes
#6. On a list to buy Anatolian puppy
#7. Get craptastic chicken coops in back torn
down, cleaned up and gone.
#8. Get fence put up where coops were
#9. Learn to drive sons tractor so I can set
my own hay bales
#10. Finish this damned list
#2 DONE! Front fence row bulldozed!
#3 DONE! Hired new fence put up. Let sheep graze it yesterday.
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Let me update my list and add it here.
1. Get weight down to 205. Means I can start wearing clothes I used to wear.
2. Make use of the free garden space, try growing okra and hot peppers 🌶
3. Homestead acquisition is going to depend on two events outside my control, but be ready for it.
4. Convince the wife to be more frugal/save more. I have a dollar amount in mind, I won't publish here.
5. Get a routine house cleaning schedule in place and stick to it.
6. Do my once a month weekend local photo excursion. Used to do this when I was first divorced, was a good exercise and mental health activity.
7. Try new canning recipes, like enchilada sauce. Attempt pickles again
8. Visit my college buddy in SC.
Only completed #3.
 

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