The To-do List

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This is a list of projects that I have planned for the next couple of years, I will be updating it every-so-often, when one gets completed, or another one goes on the list!

General Operation

  • Record what we produce.
  • Reinstitute a weekly time planner -Trial a to-do list
  • Develop strategies for choko tree farm

Food

  • Look at feasibility of growing at least some chook food/quail food
  • Install a mushroom growing set-up (Priority)
  • Develop a plan for perennial veggies/useful plants under the fruit tree circle, in the citrus area and in the hedgerow. (Work in progress)
  • Install tropical roof on retirement village and worm shed
  • Build microbat roosts from scratch
  • Install lemon and mandarin tree east of small fruit bed in front yard
  • Develop off site food production - tomatoes or sunflower/beans/wheat complex

Water

  • Install narrow water tanks in front of garage (priority)
  • Install tank gauges on two main tanks

Energy

  • Trial use of bubblewrap as window insulation
  • Research options for active solar heating and cooling
  • Make and use washing dolly for small scale loads
  • Develop plan for under-the-house cooling air flow
  • Develop cool retreat in Lounge, Dining Kitchen - new door, more roof insulation and window insulation
  • Install back deck blinds
  • Install cover between garage and deck

Livestock

  • Bees  (cooperative)
  • Native bee hive in back yard
  • Develp and install quail keeping set up. (in process)

Transport

  • Re-Commit to driving car more sustainably

Craft & Mechanical etc

  • Set up blacksmith area in garage (partial)
  • Install flue over forge

Community

  • Street barbecue
  • Introduce teaching space into the garage

Shelter

  • Design and build a recycled shed where the back shed was

Activities

  • Commit to turning TV off unless there is a program on we specifically want to watch
  • Institute a “learn a new skill” night
  • Commit to sewing more of own clothes
  • Institute program to regularly read books on the "to read" list

Commercial Activites

  • Develop Youtube channel
  • Upload 2 videos per month
  • Develop and sell e-books
  • Make ethical products for sale

Last major review 19 October 2017

 

 

 


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