I have started to design the farm plan through a site provided by Johnny Seeds called Agsquared which provides an excell type program that sets sowing, planting, and maintenence dates and conditions to help keep a buisy farmer on task. The program works through three stages, planning, planting, and harvesting which covers all types of preparations such as tillage and trellising to maturity indeces and storage information for selected crops. This type of planning and record keeping in the convient browser program will hopefully aid myself and the family with a succesful grow season this year and the years to follow from what we learn with this program and planning/maintenece methods.
I expect these first few weeks to be rather laid back, planning and plotting, hopefully having a few nice days to get out and see the local scenery. I look forward to the slowed time, and long afternoons, working in the field and the dirt from early morning until the growing shadows of the countryside dusk followed by relaxing evenings of preparing meals and fires with the family.
With all my expectations and excitement, I cannot be more ready to see more of the world and open my mind to new culture and ideas. I am about to ger the experience and agricultural knowledge to gain the confidence to one day soon start my own sustainable household and production system.