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I started this post before leaving for TN, but never got around to finishing it.  So here’s the revised and updated version.  Enjoy!

As I did for 2009, I’m choosing to regulate my upcoming yearly goals for the betterment of the animal husbandry and homesteading skills; oh and a riding goal or two.  In an effort to prioritize, I’m limiting myself to five big goals for the new year.

  • Finish Huckleberry’s rehab, get back to riding, and complete a limited distance ride in the fall of 2010.  In August 2009, my horse was diagnosed with multiple tears of the short dorsal ligaments in his back – an old injury that no one was aware of.  December 2009, with all of its rain and snow, proved difficult to continue the rehab schedule.  Starting out one month behind, here’s to hoping 2010 allows us some respite.  This will also be our first year of going barefoot.
  • Get through the year safely with our new dairy goats.  Here’s to wishes for easy birthings, freshenings, and breedings in the fall.  And on the topic of goats, hopefully clear up Sweet Roll’s skin issues; and if it does indeed turn out to be an auto-immune issue, get the disease into remission!
  • Improve upon 2009’s garden.  My parents gave us a cold frame for Christmas, and I can’t wait to get it going!  This year my big goal for the garden is weed control.  I have a tendency to let it get out of hand, but this year, I’m going to redouble my efforts.  Or so I say, sitting tucked into the warm barn apartment while the cold wind blows outside.
  • Experiment with goat’s milk.  Our 2009 Camembert turned into a very un-Camembert like cheese, as it aged into a delicious hard cheese.  What else can we make?  Soap?  Fudge?  Lotion?  Cheese?  Let’s play!  Oh, and I’ve already staked claim on some milk for attempting feta this year.
  • Keep better records for the goats, horses, and farm events.

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