Tuesday, February 22, 2011


As I have learnt working in Marketing with Procter & Gamble, you need to write down your goals to be able to achieve them. So, I made a list of (almost) all the projects, we are intending to complete in 2011 (not in any particular order). Please check in on our progress...

Yellow font = in the process
Green font = has been completed
Red font = to be done next

* Clean up backyard from overgrown monster-ivy from neighbors (it was seriously taking over our backyard and pulls fence in and destroys walls ...)
* Pull the three huge palm trees out (see my post Reduce Reuse Recycle)
* Pull all other purely ornamental shrubs and trees out
* Terrace the backyard with two parallel running walls 
* Clean and move the pond from the front to the back - for our ducks
* Plant (self fertile) fruit trees and berry bushes (Persimmon, Pomegranate, Lemon, Orange, Apple, Pear, Plum, Nectarine, Apricot, Blueberry, Raspberry, Grapes)
* Build Chicken Coop
* Build Duck House
* Build Animal Enclosure
* Kiwi Arbor in front
* Build Worm Bin
* Build Compost Pile
* Get Khaki Campbell ducklings
* Get fertile Ameraucana eggs and hatch chicks
* Seed and transplant heirlooms Tomatoes, Scarlett Runner Beans, Corn, Asparagus, Artichoke, Red Cabbage, Peas, Leek, Cabbage, Chard, Brokkoli, Brussel Sprouts
* Pull lawn out in backyard
* Set up Bee Hive with a Carneolean Queen (less aggressive)

While working on one or another, don't drop too many of the other balls ....

"Nature never says one thing and wisdom another." Decimus Junius Juvenalis


  1. Pretty text, but a little difficult 2 read the green. Yellow not as much but some. LOVE the red!
    Very ambitious list! Knowing u, half the list is checked off and it's only Feb!

  2. @ Mafia Cook, well, we are at it. . . Yopu may want to check in in a couple of weeks to check on our progress.

    Thanks for the feedback about the colors.