So the kids are out of school, the various schools ended between the last week of May and June 9th. My employment through the school ended as of June 17 (and the checks shortly after). It also means that we have more time at home with fewer requirements upon us.
- In depth, clean out of our bedroom.
- In depth, clean up of the basement.
- Finish planting the garden (this has been purposely staggered so that the harvest is staggered to be manageable)
- Plenty of water play (local lakes and rivers)
- Lots of bags sewn and sold
- More books and book reviews
- Forage berries and such
Longer Summer Goals
- Canning fruits and vegetables as they come into season.
- Buy a freezer
- Other sewing projects for home and sale
- Crochet items for sale
- Reading with the youngest to help him with his summer homework
- Write one homesteading blog post a week (and one book related a week)
- Writing fiction
- Put up 7 cords of wood
It was just after the school year ended for the kiddos that the Vermont AOE (Agency of Education) approved students to attend school in the buildings (not distance learning) for the fall. We are so relieved and happy about this. We know that it will look different for all of us with temperature checks before entering the building (even before getting on the bus), smaller class groups, and masks all day, but we’ll all deal. If we could deal with distance learning, we can deal with all other schooling challenges.
There are many other daily and weekly tasks, but these are solidified immediate short and long term goals. They could be a little more specific (SMART) to be more easily accountable, but I’m content with these as written.