Managing a Busy Homestead

Managing a Busy Homestead

Manage a busy homestead
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How do you manage all of the day to day tasks and chores of homesteading? Managing a busy homestead can be like juggling 100 balls at once. We’ve talked about being frugal on the homestead, but what about being productive? We have all of the chores of a normal household, but homesteading adds in feeding animals, administering medicine, tending the garden, and much more.

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Tips for Managing a Busy Homestead

One of the biggest hurdles when it comes to homesteading is just needing more time. There are plenty of days when there just doesn’t seem to be enough daylight to get things done.

  1. Make a list | Check it twice? No, you’re not Santa. Prioritize the list of course!

    One of the best ways to be productive is to prioritize all the things you need to do.
  2. Time Blocking | Sometimes it’s helpful to use a time blocking method.

    I don’t know about you, but sometimes I tend to be a perfectionist. I can take way too long on one task. It can be helpful to set a timer for myself with certain projects and then move on to the next important project.
  3. Let the Kids Help

    If you have kids in the house, they sure can be helpful! There are many chores they can help with, whether it’s helping to feed the animals, scooping poop, or cleaning the house!
  4. Wake up Earlier

    In the wee hours, you can work on inside stuff before the sun even comes up. Oh, who am I kidding? I’ll be fast asleep. There are plenty of people who are capable of this, but it’s not me. LOL.
  5. Do something that makes you happy!

    It might sound funny, but make sure you do something every day that makes you happy. If it’s spending time watching the chickens (or talking to them), or gardening. This can help prevent a burnout!

Helpful Apps to Help Manage a Busy Homestead

HatchaBatch – A free app to help you keep track of incubated eggs.

Yummly – Great for storing recipes you find on the web, and even add your own! It’s like your own little cookbook.

Garden Time Planner by, Burpee – Get reminders about when to sow, transplant, and harvest for your area.

Pinterest – If you are looking for answers, Google isn’t the only place to find them! Do a search on Pinterest! Many homesteading questions can be answered on Pinterest. It’s my go-to source!

Google Drive – Organize any files and share them.

Google Photos – Organize photos, and provides a backup for images.

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18 thoughts on “Managing a Busy Homestead”

  1. Managing a busy homestead sure looks….well….busy! During the summer when produce is coming into season I bet things are just in overload mode too.

  2. It’s amazing how much of a difference technology can make even to farming these days! I have an iphone but have been considering checking out a samsung

  3. Excellent post. Yes managing a homestead is a great deal of work. We own a bunch of horses and the farm can easily consume our lives. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

  4. What a great homestead! I would love to have chickens but I live in town. I did can my first batch of peaches that I got from my own tree successfully yesterday. I start with apples tomorrow!

    1. That’s awesome! Mm, canned peaches! Congrats on your first canning session! I used to have several pear trees, that I would make pear sauce and pear butter with. Oh and the pear pies were amazing!!! Good luck with the apples and thanks for stopping by!

    1. Yes, they do. We have been getting about eight a day! We have non-stop deviled eggs, and egg salad at our house. Plus, every week I usually make a frittata using at least 18 eggs! Having chickens is a huge blessing to our family!

  5. We always buy all of our phones unlocked. I love that they unlocked phones don’t come with “bloatware” and you can go with your favorite carrier.

  6. I’ve always dreamed of living on an active farm, it looks like lots of work, but how satisfying it must be. I have heard so many great things about Samsung phones, especially their cameras. I need to check them out!

    1. It is a lot of work, but it’s also very rewarding! There is so much joy when you pull a harvest from the garden, or eggs from the chicken coop.

      The camera is amazing on the GS8. I am very impressed with it, mostly because its super easy to use, and control all of the features. I use my phone for all of my blog pictures. You should totally check Samsung Unlocked out!!

      Thanks for visiting, Monica!

  7. You certainly manage a lot on your homestead! How great that this phone can help you do it more efficiently. #client

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