Farm Bucket List

This is a list of all the components and goals we would like to accomplish, perpetuate, and grow here at Frühlingskabine Micro-Farm along our path to self-reliance. Some things on our list will be simple tasks or crops to grow and others are long-term goals. Learn along with us as we complete (and add) things to our “bucket list”.

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Food Production


Grow food and medicine from organic, heirloom seed
✓Save seeds from harvests
Grow:
……. Fruit orchard: apples, cherries, figs, lemons, olives, oranges, pears, persimmons, plums, pomegranates
……. Nut trees: almonds
……. Berries: blackberries, blueberries, strawberries
……. Grains: Barley, wheat, rye
…….✓Sprouted fodder: feed livestock using mostly a fodder diet
Bees
……. Tend up to 8 beehives: honey, beeswax
……. Build our own beehives
Chickens and Turkeys
……. Keep a dozen laying hens: eggs, compost manure

……. Keep breeds that hatch and raise their own young: meat, compost manure
Rabbits
……. Keep 8-10 adult angora rabbits: angora wool, compost manure
…….✓Raise multiple litters each season: meat, fur pelts
Goats
……. Keep 2+ dairy goat does: milk, cheese, butter, compost manure
……. Grow out bucklings for: meat

General Farmyness


Donkey
……. Use a jenny donkey to guard goats
……. Teach a donkey to drive a cart
Garden Tools
…….✓Use hand powered tools whenever possible
…….✓Compost manure from all livestock on the farm
……. Do not bring in outside manures and composts

Food Choices


Eat only pastured/organic meats from local farmers
Supplement what we grow with seasonal, organic food from local farmers
✓Buy in bulk through a local food co-op

Household


Compost all food waste
Cook from scratch 5+ days a week using nourishing and traditional foods
…….✓Bake bread from scratch
…….✓Brew homemade drinks: ginger bugs/ales, water kefir, kombucha
Use cast iron or stainless steel cookware: no non-stick
✓Remove dishwasher and microwave
Use cloth bags for shopping and lunch bags
✓Make, mend, re-use, or make do
Conserve water
……. Save rainwater
……. Build a greywater system for heavy drinking plants
……. Garden using water efficient methods: plant selection, hügelkultur
……. Install low-flow toilets and shower fixtures
……. Use earth-friendly cleaners that are okay for greywater system
Make all medicines for the household
Use solar and wind power
……. Solar/electric goat fence
……. Solar well pump
……. Utilize both solar and windmill systems for household power
✓Dry clothing outside on the clothesline or inside by the woodstove
✓Sew, crochet, knit
✓Use cloth napkins, cloth rags, and cloth diapers
Make our own toothpaste, shampoo, soap, lotion, facial cleansers, laundry detergent
✓Heat with woodstove, rugs, blankets in winter
✓Use rechargeable batteries, create rechargeable station
✓No cable, limited tv

Home Economy


Lead workshops and “work days” at the farm
✓Barter and trade whenever possible
✓Operate a Farmstand or Farmer’s Market booth
Produce farm goods
……. Grass-fed and pastured meats
…….✓Raw angora wool and yarn
…….✓Pastured eggs
…….✓French Angora rabbit kits for sale
……. Farm-mutt chicks for sale

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