Hey, busy mama! Do all of your responsibilities have you stretched thin? Do you spend your days caring for your kids, husband, school, farm animals, finances, garden, and home from the time you wake up until the time your close your eyes at night? Is homestead planning taking the backseat at this point in your life?
When you lie down at night, do you realize that you haven’t had the time or energy to care for yourself?
I feel ya, girl! I have been in the very same tired and worn out shoes…
What you need is an efficient system to keep up with everything that you have going on in your day to day life. Let me help you find your footing in the midst of homesteading, homeschooling, and homemaking with a guide full of worksheets, reports, charts, schedules, and more made especially for my fellow homesteading mamas!
The Homestead Mama’s Planning Pack Will Kick Your Homestead Planning into High Gear!
The Homestead Mama’s Planning Pack isn’t just for your homestead planning, though… It is packed with resources and record-keeping sheets for your household and homeschool as well!
So are you ready to simplify and organize your home, farm, and school while increasing your efficiency and productivity? Of course you are! Let’s dig in…
What will you find inside The Homestead Mama’s Planning Pack?
Goals & Projects
- The Homestead Goals sheet is separated into four seasons. Jot down your goals for each season so that you don’t get overwhelmed with one huge year-long list.
- Homestead Projects is a spreadsheet to keep track of projects, their completion dates, and notes about each project.
- Homestead To-Do List is a simple sheet to brainstorm and cross-off your daily or weekly to-dos. You can laminate this one to reuse with a dry-erase marker as needed.
- Weekly Homestead Tasks is separated into lists for each day of the week. Write down the tasks that need to be done every week here. For example, if you need to muck a stall two days/week, choose two days to assign that task to and write them into the correct slots.
- Individual Goat Record- This is where you keep all of the basic information for each goat. Name, Breed, Registration, Birth Weight, and other pertinent info in addition to a simple pedigree and photo.
- Goat Medical Record– Anytime you have a sick goat, you can keep track of the issue, the cause, and the treatment on this sheet.
- Buck Progeny Record– Keep track of your buck’s kids information here.
- Breeding & Kidding Record– This sheet is the same as the Buck Progeny Record, but it is for the dam.
- Milk Production Record– This record can help you determine when you doe is most productive and how certain feeds, medications, and other factors affect her milk production.
- Individual Cattle Record- Basic information for each cow, bull, heifer, and steer will be kept on the individual records.
- Cattle Medical Record- Illnesses and medications can be listed here.
- Flock Record- List the breeds found in your flock, the number of hens, number of roosters, and the age range of your birds on this sheet.
- Chicken Medical Record- Illnesses and medications can be listed here.
- Egg Production Record- Keep track of how many eggs you collect from your hens each day. Write any extra notes (i.e- double yolk eggs, fairy eggs, predator issues) here as well.
- Individual Pig Record-Basic information for each pig will be kept on the individual records.
- Pig Medical Record- Illnesses and medications can be listed here.
- Breeding & Farrowing- Information about each litter can be kept on this sheet–> Boar & Dam, Breeding Date, Farrowing Date, Litter Size, # of Gilts & Barrows, Birthweight, and additional notes
- Dress Out Record- Processing information can be kept here so you can track the efficiency nd productivity of your management practices.
- Individual Horse Record- Basic information for each horse will be kept on the individual records.
- Horse Medical Record- Illnesses and medications can be listed here.
- Breeding & Foaling- Dam & Stud name, Breeding Date, Foaling Date, Number of Foas, Male or Female, Birthweight, and additional notes
- Individual Rabbit Record- Basic information for each rabbit will be kept on the individual records.
- Rabbit Medical Record- Illnesses and medications can be listed here.
- Breeding & Kindling- Dam & Buck, Breeding Date, Kindling Date, Number of Kits, Number of Males & Females, Birthweights (if needed), and additional notes
- Honeybee Apiary Information- This sheet hold your Apiary Name, Apiary Registration Number, Breed of Bees, and Number of Hives.
- Honey Yields- How much honey are your bees producing? Keep track of that info with this sheet.
- Livestock Additions & Losses- Use this form anytime you add or lose and animal on your homestead.
- USDA Hardiness Zone Guide- Do you know what USDA Zone you are in? Use this resource sheet to find out.
- Sowing Schedule- This sheet allows you to write in the seeds that you sow, the sowing date, the planting depth, whether they were started indoors, direct, or transplanted, the seed spacing, and the days to germination.
- Garden Planning Grid- Design your garden’ layout on this grid. Make sure to companion plant for better production.
- Seed Inventory– Keep track of all of the seeds that you have in stock with this form.
- Planting Log- Write in the plant variety, planting date, number planted, estimated harvest date, whether they were planting door or direct, and any additional notes.
- Harvest Log- Record your harvest bounty on his sheet.
- Composting Guide– Do you know what items are safe to compost? Use this guide for proper composting.
- Livestock Expenses
- Garden Expenses
- Other Homestead Expenses
- Annual Expenses by Tax Category
- Income & Sales
Goals & Projects
- Household Goals- Jot down your household goals to help you keep your focus.
- Project List- Keep track of your running projects here.
- Things to Do & Places to Go- Laminate this sheet to use for your daily tasks.
- Weekly Chores- This sheet has a slot of each day of the week. Write in each chore that needs to be done on each day every week (i.e clean car on Monday, Trash on Thursday). There is a blank sheet for you to fill in as well as one that is already filled in for you.
- Monthly Deep Clean- This is the same as the Weekly Chore sheet except it is for chores that are completed 1x each month. There is a blank sheet & a filled in sheet so you can choose which to use.
- Daily Routine- Use this daily routine to use as a guideline for you morning, afternoon, and evening rhythms.
- Kids’ Chore Charts- Delegate tasks to you kiddos with these chore charts! Get custom chore charts here.
- Pantry Staples Checklist- What staples should you keep in your pantry for homemade meals anytime? Use this sheet as a comprehensive guide.
- Weekly Meal Plan- Write in each meal and snack that you want to have each day of the week.
- Grocery List- Use this categorized grocery list to stay on track at the store.
- Household Income Tracker
- Household Expense Tracker
Planning & Resources
- Homeschool Goals- Set academic goals (i.e. Child’s name should read # of books per month) and mental/emotional goals (i.e. Show more patience and grace when teaching math) on this sheet
- Learning Plan- The Learning Plan has columns for each subject, the title of the curriculum used, and the total number of lessons within the course.
- Attendance- This page has numbers 1-31 with a star beside each number. Check, cross-out, or fill in the stars next to the dates that you “did school”. You can print one for each month or print one and laminate it to reuse for each month. I print a new one for each month so that I can keep them for my records.
- Weekly Lesson Plan- The Weekly Lesson Plan sheet is where you can write down what you plan to accomplish on each day for each subject. As you finish a lesson, you can check it or mark it off of the sheet so you have a visual of where you are for the day and for the week.
- Reading Log- Keep up with each book that you child completes in this reading log (one per reading-aged child). When it is filled up, celebrate with a special treat!
- Extracurricular- Extra activities can get a little hard to keep straight when you have multiple kiddos involved. Use this sheet to help you remember when and where each activity will be.
- Community Service- The Community Service Log Sheet contains all volunteer work completed by the school age kiddos. This is helpful if you have a community service requirement or if you just want to keep track for your older children’s resumes.
- Field Trips & Vacation Logs- Anytime we go on a field trip, vacation, or complete community service work I write down the date, where we went, what we did, and what the educational purpose was for our records.
- Safety Drills- It is ALWAYS a great idea to practice safety drills (fire, tornado, earthquake, etc) with your kids. Use the Safety Lessons and Drills Form to easily see when you are due for a refresher.
- Homeschool Expense Tracker
- Curriculum Resale Record
- Free Homeschool Resource List- Check this list for free homeschool resources that we LOVE!