Open source homestead and market gardening plans from start to finish!



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Upcoming Content


Journal entries showing what we’re working on, updates, what we think and why we think it, etc.  Though we may not post on a daily basis, when we do add journal entries, the post will most likely identify additional content.  Example:  We might be working on a project and when we post an update, we may also add something to the project list, or to our action plan.


We use critical, urgent, routing and tasks to schedule to manage our tasks.  If a post contains a to do item that is labeled critical, we add the post to the critical page under the ACTION PLAN widget.  (requires membership plan to view details of our tasks)


Monthly  chores:   We keep a monthly calendar of chores that have to be done as we identify them.

Action Plan: Live video event.  Once a month we will video stream our action plan.  Tentatively set for the middle of the month, because it gives us two weeks to work on our action plan tasks, then we have the meeting, then we have two weeks to make corrections and updates.  Members will have a chance to interact with us and ask questions.

Video starts in December, 2017



  • Secret Haven estate sale.
  • Starting the Market Garden journal.
  • Planning the local market gardening group.


  • Business meeting streaming begins.
  • Business plans get posted.
  • Duck to Swan blog opens (more details later).
  • Auction site opens.



  • Planning for the market garden.
  • Planning for the bakery.
  • Planning Cottage Foods.
  • Planning for the coffee house.


  • Plant early crops.
  • Test bakery recipes.
  • Pond planning for Our Little Homestead.


  • Set up bakery.
  • Test bakery recipes.
  • Set up coffee house.
  • Pond construction for Our Little Homestead.


  • Coffee house inspection.
  • Add fish to the pond at Our Little Homestead.


  • Soft opening for the coffee house.


  • Grand opening for the coffee house and Our Little Homestead.

Go Behind The Scenes
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You can also subscribe to our [YouTube channel]  and our [Facebook group].



  1. Add all the September and October journal entries.

  2. Member page.

  3. Set up Market Garden section.

  4. Finish adding content to the Action Plan.

  5. Add inspiration photos to the action plan > to schedule

  6. Set up bee binders.