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Picking a Theme for Your Farm-Fresh Year

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Goal Setting with Themes - LivingHomegrown.com

Goal Setting with Themes - LivingHomegrown.com

Do you ever pick a theme for your entire New Year?

If the idea of goal setting makes you squirm…consider picking a theme instead.

A theme can be less daunting than picking a bunch of goals or writing out a page of to-dos.

It is like a GPS guide post without laying out the whole map on how to get there.

It is just your beacon to help keep you on track.

Although I have previously set themes for seasons within my years, I have never set an over all theme for the entire year.

In fact, I would say most of the time the universe does the picking for me. I just sort of let the year unfold a universal theme without any input on my part.

Last year ended up like that. And it was terrible!

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5 Simple Ways to Create a Bee Friendly Garden

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You may have heard in the news lately that bees have been having a tough time – and their numbers are dropping. There are many, many reasons for this...

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Beating The Heat With Easy, COLD Pickles

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Beat the heat of summer by making refrigerator pickles - No canning required! They are easy, delicious and will give you the crunch and flavor of home canned pickles...

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Preserving Tomatoes WITHOUT Canning

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Learn how to quickly preserve your tomatoes as either a juice or stewed tomato WITHOUT canning them.

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How to Make Wine Salt

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Wine Salt is a simple season salt which combines a wine reduction with salt and herbs. It is delicious, simple to make and will keep its flavor on your...

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How to Pick & Ripen a Pear

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Learn the best ways to harvest, store and ripen pears at home.

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The Updated Ball Blue Book®

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Get the low down on the latest version of this canning classic. Learn what is new and why it is considered an important resource.

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8 Tips for Growing Food in a Drought

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So you know that big drought out here in California? Yep, it sucks. Especially when you want to grow your own food. I live in Los Angeles, so I am...

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6 Tips for Canning More Efficiently

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Six tips to make your canning experience more efficient and more enjoyable. Save time and with these simple tips.

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