Living life on a small-scale homestead can be a rewarding and enriching experience, with a unique set of daily routines and activities. If you're considering a move to a homestead lifestyle, you'll want to be aware of all the daily tasks and responsibilities that come with living on a small piece of land and create a daily homestead schedule that will allow you to keep up with everything.
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Daily Homestead Schedule
From daily chores to planning and harvesting, a lot goes into making your small-scale homestead a success.
The ins and outs of daily life on a small-scale homestead, from chores and activities to planning and harvesting. There is important of having a plan to stay organized and productive.
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Everyone's homestead is different and the animals on it can vary from property to property making it impossible for anyone to tell you how you should do things on your homestead. There are too many variables.
Creating a routine is an excellent way to optimize productivity and reduce stress.
A homestead schedule will depend on many factors, such as the size of your homestead, the animals you have, the crops you grow, and the season.
However, here's an example of a daily homestead schedule that you can use as a starting point:
6:00 AM – Wake up and start the day. Drink some water and stretch.
6:15 AM – Check on the animals. Feed and water them as necessary. Collect eggs, milk, or any other animal products.
6:45 AM – Prepare breakfast. Use fresh eggs, milk, and vegetables from your garden if available.
7:15 AM – Eat breakfast and clean up the kitchen.
7:45 AM – Start the day's farm work. This may include planting, weeding, harvesting, or caring for animals.
10:00 AM – Take a break and drink some water.
10:15 AM – Continue with farm work.
12:00 PM – Take a lunch break. Use fresh produce from your garden if available.
12:30 PM – Rest and relax for a bit. You can read a book or take a nap.
1:00 PM – Continue with farm work.
3:00 PM – Take a break and drink some water.
3:15 PM – Continue with farm work.
5:00 PM – Start preparing dinner. Use fresh ingredients from your garden if available.
6:00 PM – Eat dinner and clean up the kitchen.
6:30 PM – Check on the animals one last time for the day. Close up any animal pens or coops for the night.
7:00 PM – Rest and relax. You can spend time with your family, read a book, or watch a movie.
9:00 PM – Get ready for bed.
9:30 PM – Go to bed.
Keep in mind that this is just an example and you should tailor your schedule to fit your specific homestead's needs. Additionally, this schedule may change depending on the season and weather conditions.
If you are working part-time or full-time while you run your homestead things are going to look completely different! You aren't going to have the whole day to get things done, so you need to keep that in mind when you are planning your garden or getting more animals.
You can quickly get things done first thing in the morning and then work again in the evening after work… or whenever you have open spaces before and after work, I know we don't all follow traditional roles or jobs which is why we are homesteaders.