Phew, it’s been one heck of an active week since I last posted.
Fat snow flakes, broken gates and whipping winds to…
One tired farmer from feeding hay, moving snow, carrying 5 gallon buckets of feed and water and trudging through 3 different layers of snow.
It’s also been an active week with my nose buried in paperwork and new management binders.
From livestock records, calendars, calving dates, goal tracking and sales promotions and income/expense tracking… it’s all in this basic binder. Not sure how long it will stay this size but it’s started, going and gives me an awesome way to stay on top of managing the entire farm alone.
It’s also handy in case something ever does happen to me. Imagine how complicated it would be for someone who knows nothing about what I’m doing to take over if I ever got in an accident? Well, now everything is hard copy documented.
From upcoming vet visits, feeding dates, and even shot records are all in there. One quick hard copy book that includes passwords for social media accounts, emails, websites, personal accounts, business accounts and all important contacts for things like feed and supplies.
I tell people all the time to plan for the worst. This is my way of securing a little of the unknowns in a “what if” scenario.
Now it’s onto my office… with whiteboards filled with important dates, names of customers and what they ordered, and to again list emergency contact numbers.
Feels good to get at least one business this organized! Just two more to go!
No one ever said I was sane or that I ever sleep much. One thing is sure… I’m more productive with my planners and organization!
Anyways, it’s been a fun filled day or browsing and conversing over 12 years of paperwork with the attorney. Now that actually makes me super sleepy. Time for an early night, a little rest and relaxation and recharge to forge ahead again tomorrow!