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We are an urban homestead based on natural, holistic and sustainable principles. Our livestock includes chickens & honey bees and we cultivate fruits, vegetables and kitchen herbs.

A review of Year 01 from our 5 Yr. Plan

Here is a review of the goals we set for ourselves for Year 01 of our 5 Yr. Plan:

Year 01 – 2014

  1. Build the chicken coop (a 6 wk. project) – 2/2014.  COMPLETED. 1454943_10204400170237351_5865172516166305184_n
  2. Build the chicken brooder – 3/2014. COMPLETED. photo 4 (25)
  3. Condition straw bales for straw bale garden – 3/2014. COMPLETED. photo 1 (48)
  4. Receive & begin raising 7 chicks – 4/2014. COMPLETED. IMG_20141127_101102084_HDR
  5. Plant eco-lawn Fleur de Lawn – 4/2014. COMPLETED. 10616175_10203992195358234_2385612314358421136_n
  6. Plant 1st straw bale garden – 4/2014. COMPLETED. 13984_10204308519546141_3086974717721547622_n
  7. Plant fruit trees (2 apricot & 2 nectarine) – 4/2014. COMPLETED. 10153713_10203116982438458_5872249997339302566_n
  8. Plant perennials & annuals – 4/2014. COMPLETED. cropped-10341514_10203876346622088_6153039220884177159_n.jpg
  9. Plant strawberry raised bed – 4/2014. NOT DONE.
  10. Plant herb garden – 4/2014 . COMPLETED. image (47)
  11. Build & install rain harvesting system on chicken coop – 5/2014. COMPLETED. 10364192_10203817541031985_1153694309756733361_n
  12. Build fire pit – 6/2014. A “Draft” version COMPLETED10659164_10204153131941548_6456007337898134_n
  13. Build compost bin #2 – 6/2014.  COMPLETED. 10730808_10204544634288862_1200330322680721601_n

We’re happy with the progress we accomplished as a family this past year. We completed some items from future years on our 5 Yr. Plan this past year as well – we’ll review them in our next post along with updating our upcoming years goals.

And we’re very excited to share with you a very ambitious goal for the year 2022 !

6 comments on “A review of Year 01 from our 5 Yr. Plan

  1. diggingwithdana
    January 1, 2015

    great post and congrats to completed goals. Looking forward to following and catching up on your blog. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2015.

  2. sam3abq
    January 2, 2015

    Thank you Dana ! We thought we had bitten off too much last year but before we know it things were happening left and right – nature waits for no one . We have some even more ambitious ideas stewing – just need to confirm a few things before we make an announcement. Thanks again for your comment – keep them coming. Where exactly are you located ?

  3. daddydubz
    January 4, 2015

    keep up the good work!

  4. Megan
    March 17, 2015

    Are your chickens allowed on the fleur de lawn part? If so, is it holding up well?

    • sam3abq
      March 17, 2015

      Yes, they are allowed on the eco-lawn; they’re little mowing machines. It’s held up really well. We have some bare patches we’ll be over-seeding this spring but they’re bare from not seeding correctly to begin with not because the chickens are over eating. It’s also very drought tolerant and that’s a great thing for us here in NM.

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