I still keep a “to do” list, in fact, I have one right next to me now, the intensity of them has diminished though.
It is important to keep records on a farm. I keep track of rain, eggs, first frost, last frost and how many freezes in between. These items are important because every farm or garden has its own micro climate, different from another farm or garden a half mile away. Where the garden is located may be on a rise or a depression and that will vary the temperature. I keep track of eggs, so I know how chickens are doing compared to previous years.
I keep records, not as much detail as when I started, of the other animals also. When the calves are born, who their daddy is, (for good breeding this is important) when an animal may have gotten sick or wormed, when a calf is banded, or weened. How many calves each cow has, and the same goes for sheep and goats.
Janisse has a ten year, gardeners log, to track trends, what supplements are added, soil test results and when things are planted and harvested.
I always think, “I’ll remember that”, sometimes I do and sometimes I do too late.
So get a cheap calendar or date book and jot a few things down, you will find that you are paying more attention to your place also.
Well, I can scratch “doing the blog” off my list for today.