I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I keep a garden journal.
It’s a journal which helps me remember when I planted, how long it took for things to germinate and produce, how well things did, etc.
I started my first journal in 2009 and finished it in 2013 (I didn’t garden in 2014 since we moved twice that summer). I started a new book in February of this year. I usually use whatever blank journal I have on hand. (And since I’m a journaler by nature, I always have extras laying around.)
I don’t like pre-printed journals which have questions for you to answer since I find them too confining. I want to write about what I want to write about. Or more than likely, they don’t leave me enough space to write. I like to use a conversational voice when I write and tend to write a lot (have you noticed? 😉
So even though I just started a new joirnal this year and it will take me a while to fill it, I bought a new one yesterday at Michaels craft store.
I just couldn’t pass it up.
Look how incredibly perfect it is for gardening and farming and all sorts of homesteaderly stuff! (Yes, I just made up a new word!) In fact, I’m wondering how I can use it sooner, because I don’t want to wait till my current journal is finished. 🙂
I know a couple of homesteading friends who might just end up with one for Christmas.
And I have a 50% off coupon!
I’m thinking I see a trip to Michaels in my near future.
How about you? How do you keep track of all your homesteading endeavors?
“I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121
those are beautiful journals. it is so hard to find the perfect one here on my side of the world.
Where’s your side of the world, Angie?