Getting Ready for Spring

In the Planning Stage

In the Planning Stage

Even though winter is a time that most people can sit back and take a break from outside work, many gardeners and farmers are in the planning stage for this up-coming spring’s planting season.

There are a few steps that I know I have to take before I can get started this spring.

  1. Remove any expectations. In my experience, having expectations on how things should go is a dangerous game, it can cause depression and anxiety when things don’t go as you want them to, so I don’t want to have any expectations.
  2. Research. Researching what I want to do and how other people have done it helps me to build a list of ideas on how I want to carry out the changes I will be undertaking.
  3. Set certain goals. It’s always nice for us to set goals, but keep in mind that they need to be attainable goals. For example, I know we need a new roof this next year so I may not have as much money to spend when it comes to all the changes I would like to make. Bearing that in mind, I need to make sure my goals are attainable with the funds that I expect to have. You don’t have to get too technical here, no one’s expecting you to sit up all night with a calculator budgeting out your money, just knowing that you can’t make any huge changes will keep your mind focused on all the small, more inexpensive changes you can make.
  4. Make a list. I have to point out that you shouldn’t make this list a list of expectations on how you want things to turn out, this should be a list of what I want to get done or a reminder of the steps I want to take to get to my goal. Many people have lists when it comes to their home repairs or finances, lists can help us organize and keep all the information we need in one place that is easy to find.
  5. Get started. Once you have set your goals and made your lists all you have to do is start. Once I get everything planned the first thing I have to do is order my seeds and plants for the spring growing season. I have never grown any of my plants from seeds, maybe this is the year to try it?

This list I gave can be used for anything you want to do, it’s good to have a clear picture in your head of what you want to do no matter what it is.

If for some reason you don’t like what you planned, or it’s just not working out, change it, it’s that simple. Nature is so flexible and forgiving, it allows you to make mistakes and it will keep coming back, so don’t worry.

Over the next few months I will be sharing my own ideas and drawings of what I want to achieve this up-coming year.


About Mimic Nature

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
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3 Responses to Getting Ready for Spring

  1. Dan says:

    Great insight. Especially point 1, which I always forget next time around!

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  2. nepermhome says:

    This is perfect! Exactly what I am working on right now. Look forward to the drawings!

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