I have a few questions for you…
I can hear you yelling a resounding “YES!!!!” to every one of those questions!
Operating a homestead is a job that is filled to the brim with twists, turns, and unexpected happenings.
Planning and keeping detailed (yet simple) records can help you to navigate this roller coaster lifestyle. You need a homestead management system in place that will allow you to stay on top of these necessary tasks without taking up a ton of your valuable time & energy.
You have tried homestead planning and record keeping in the past, but it didn’t get you where you wanted to go.
Maybe you didn’t know where to start or maybe you just didn’t have the tools to help you do it right.
I GET IT!
I had my homestead for YEARS before I started planning and keeping records to help me improve my productivity and reach my goals.
I would start projects with high hopes and enthusiasm only to quit before I could reap any benefits because I had no focus to keep my eyes on. I was “grasping at the wind”.
Once I dug my heels in, set solid goals, and created a game plan my homestead started to take shape! I now know exactly what I want from my homestead and I can track my growth from year to year.
That’s why I’m SO excited about the resource I am about to share with you!!
I want YOU to find the same success through planning that I did!
To get you started with that, allow me to introduce The Homestead Management Binder, a comprehensive planning & record keeping set for homesteaders!
The Homestead Management Binder
The Homestead Management Binder is the perfect system for you and your homestead! This digital (printable) record keeping package includes all of the record keeping sheets that you need to manage your livestock, garden, goals, projects, and finances!
With The Homestead Management Binder you will:
- Plan your ideal garden
- Keep a seed inventory
- Track your garden’s growth and productivity
- Organize species specific information about your livestock
- Keep track of your homestead’s income and expenses
- Set clear goals for your homestead
Here is Exactly What You Will Find Inside The Homestead Management Binder:
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This package includes the entire Livestock Management Binder, Homestead Garden Planner, Homestead Goal & Project Planner, AND the Farm & Homestead Finance Tracker!
SECTION 1: THE LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT BINDER
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The Livestock Management Binder is the perfect tool to help your organize your livestock records! The LMB is a collection of printable detailed Livestock Record Books for multiple species.
With The Livestock Management Binder you will:
The Livestock Management Binder contains the following Livestock Record Books:
SECTION 2: HOMESTEAD GARDEN PLANNER
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The next resource that you will find inside The Homestead Management Binder is the Homestead Garden Planner.
This garden planner is perfect for planning your garden, tracking your seasonal produce yields, keeping track of your seed inventory, and for referencing quality info about your USDA hardiness zone and simple composting for your garden!
With this Garden Planner you will:
- Design your garden’s layout
- Record your sowing and harvesting
- Keep track of your seed inventory
- Manage your expenses
- AND Record the things that you want to add to your garden in the future.
PLUS At-A-Glance Guides for
- USDA Hardiness Zones
- Companion Planting
- AND Composting!
USDA Hardiness Zone Guide
Use this reference sheet to determine what USDA hardiness zone you live in so that you can plan and prepare your homestead garden accordingly.
Garden Planning Grid
The Garden Planning Grid is the perfect tool to help you plan and draw your garden’s layout. This is useful to determine proper spacing and for companion planting.
Square Foot Garden Planner
Use this square foot garden planning grid to plan your square foot garden layout.
Plan out when you will sow each plant variety in your garden. List the needed planting depth, expected germination date, and expected harvest date here as well.
Seed Inventory Log
Keep track of the seeds that you have on hand so that you don’t overspend when that tempting seed catalog comes in.
Keep track of your transplants with this handy sheet. Each time you transplant, record it here to help track the plant’s growth.
Use this sheet to easily see when your produce should be ready for harvesting. You can also keep track of harvest notes & yields on the Harvest Log.
Garden Compost Guide
The Garden Compost Guide is a general visual guideline of what you should & should not compost for your garden.
Keep a running list of your garden projects on this sheet.
Garden Wish List
Do you have plants, tools, supplies, etc that you want for your garden? Add them here!
List out your daily, weekly, and seasonal garden to-dos to be sure that you don’t miss any important garden tasks.
Companion Planting Guide
Wondering what plants grow the best beside each other? Need to know what plants should not be planted together? This companion planting guide will show you what you need to know!
SECTION 3: HOMESTEAD GOAL & PROJECT PLANNER
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The Homestead Goal + Project Planner is a clear-cut goal setting worksheet pack for homesteaders just like you!
With this Goal + Project Planner you will:
SECTION 4: FARM & HOMESTEAD FINANCE TRACKER
The Farm & Homestead Finance Tracker is the last resource in the Homestead Management Binder.
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Keeping your expenses separated by tax category will make your accountant smile from ear to ear. It will also help you know where your dollars are going so that you can maximize profit in the next year.
Income tracking by category is another great way to help you focus on your homestead’s most profitable aspects and maximize profit.
Income & Sales Tracker
Track your farm & homestead’s sales and income on this sheet.
Annual Farm Finance Review
This sheet gives you an at-a-glance view of your homestead’s overall annual profits.
Farm Financial Goals
Use this sheet to keep track of all of your financial goals for your farm & homestead.
Farm Savings Log
Each time you deposit or withdraw money from your farm account, track it on this sheet.
Keep tabs on all farm & homestead expenses outside of the garden & livestock expenses using this sheet.
Use this sheet to write down each time you spend money on your garden.
Use this sheet to write down each time you spend money on your livestock.
Use the lines on the barn as specific dollar amounts according to the level of your current farm & homestead debt. Fill in a new line each time that amount of debt is paid off.
What are people saying about The Homestead Management Binder?
I love your homestead planner! It’s really helped get my records organized and all in one place.
Do you take custom requests?
Not usually, but occasionally I will make simple custom orders. You can always feel free to message me with requests to see if it is something I can work in.
Can I purchase a hard copy of this planner?
Currently, no… But I am working on some possible solutions for that 🙂
How do I use this planner?
All you need to do is print out the sheets (one-sided OR front-and-back), hole punch them (or use sheet protectors), and stick them in a binder! You can even laminate the sheets and use a dry erase marker if you wish.
Don’t spend another year scribbling notes in a notebook that you will lose before tax time!
Start planning and recording TODAY to seeing growth and improvement in your homestead season to season.
Get the ENTIRE Homestead Management Binder TODAY
and take control of your homestead’s productivity!
Who Am I to Talk to You About Homestead Planning?
I’m Jess and I was once a miserable homesteader.
I worked really hard, but didn’t have a steady focus to work toward.
I also never knew if I was making progress on my goals because #1 I hadn’t set any goals and #2 I wasn’t keeping track of my progress.
When I took the time to look at WHY I was failing, I realized that the issue was in my lack of planning and record keeping.
When I started gardening, I threw seeds or transplants out all willy nilly with no real rhyme or reason.
I couldn’t remember which animals had been treated for what illnesses or when each female was due to have babies.
There was also no budget for the homestead cash flow. It just went in and out with no intention.
I FINALLY got sick and tired of wasting my money and time on this unorganized and very vague “system” of mine. That’s when I created the planners inside The Homestead Management Binder. I have updated and improved the planner over the years and I LOVE that I now get to share it with you!
A Little Recap…
The Homestead Management Binder is PERFECT for the homesteader who loves pen + paper record keeping and wants to increase homestead productivity year after year!
With the purchase of The Homestead Management Binder you will receive:
It’s time to stop wasting your money & efforts homesteading unintentionally.
Grab the HMB + start planning your most productive year yet!
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*Do not duplicate or resell
*Refunds cannot be offered for digital products.