Up until lately, I've done reasonably well following a time budget that I created got myself. Each week, actually each day, I allot a certain amount of time to devote to various projects : farm work, new projects, household, personal, etc. A strict budget never works for me, but I've managed to generally follow my own guidelines and keep my head above water. But since I've started trying to work on the project of having this farm earn a profit, the time budgeting turned into a house of cards which the Hawaiian breezes keep blowing into a pieces. Aaaahhh, the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.
So I'm making changes. Some days saving time becomes far more important to me than staying self reliant. This past week I started feeding haycubes to the rabbits instead of taking the time to hand gather all their food. They're still getting greens, fruits, and veggies, but instead of gathering twice a day I'm feeding fresh food only in the mornings and supplementing it with a handful of cubes. That saves a chunk of time. Same idea for the chickens and pig.......cooked food for their major feeding in the morning and commercial feed snack for the evening feeding. Perhaps in the future I will once again eliminate the commercial feed aspect, but for now I see that I need to use it in order to develop a farm income profit.
That saved time I'm devoting to working on my new nursery and returning to blogging. I'm sure you'll appreciate the latter.
One more change I'm making......herbicide. Because of the weather, the grass situation has gone hog wild here. Grass is really difficult for me to control by non-chemical herbicidal methods. I have a choice......spend days hand chopping and hand topping grasses in those difficult places, or hitting it once with a commercial herbicide. My time crunch says it's time to buy a bottle of roundup. So yesterday I sprayed for three hours and gained days and days of free time to devote elsewhere. I have no regrets.