Travis Johnson wrote:
(7) Learn to prioritize. me...I am too dumb, so I set up a spreadsheet that kind of does it for me. By answering parameters, it generates which fields are priority, then what tasks are prioritized over others. I have the same thing with my equipment that needs repair, that way I know what i should be fixing and when.
Scott Foster wrote:
Here is a farm-specific excel vid. to get you started.
John C Daley wrote:So what program did you start with please?
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Thank you for sharing your hard work, Travis. How are you feeling? We've been praying for you.
Joylynn Hardesty wrote: Perhaps this can help me do better. I now have a spreadsheet program (Microsoft Excel), AND NO IDEA HOW TO USE IT!
Can anyone point me to a tutorial? Give advise?
Travis Johnson wrote:
(1) Enjoy the moment of whatever you are doing. DO NOT think that as soon as you get X,Y and Z done you can pause and be content. It will never happen, by the time they get done, AA, BB, and CC will need to get done too. Instead just realize you have a few acres of land, a dream a lot of people wish they could live out. Enjoy just working. Working is a good thing and learn to be content in doing, not in the planning and finished stages.
Pearl Sutton wrote:After reading this thread the other day, XKCD posted this, it amused me and I have to share :)
Hm. If someone cleverer than me can make it display the cartoon, I'd appreciate it.
Pearl Sutton wrote:Travis: Oh, I totally agree about spreadsheeting the tasks. I am good with Excel, and was reading this thread to see how you were laying out your system so I could do a similar thing. I have mostly used Excel for documentation, never used it as a task list. Awesome idea, and I'll be doing it soon.
The cartoon amused me, especially with it's timeliness, this thread was started on a Friday, the next Monday that was the cartoon for the day. Makes me wonder if Randall Monroe reads Permies :)
Pearl Sutton wrote:Haha! Actually I curtsy in real life too. These days I tend to be in grubby jeans, which makes for undignified curtsying, but I do it anyways :) And I'm derailing this thread :)
Maureen Atsali wrote:Good stuff. Know why I haven't been around permies lately? I have had BIG problems with time management. Last month I started a hatchery with a small incubator, and just as I was getting that set up, my employee quit. So I have been basically trying to do 3 fulltime jobs all by myself. The gardens have suffered tremendously, since tasks like weeding got lowest priority. I am so late getting my beans out of the three sisters plot, that some are starting to sprout in the pods!
My laptop got smashed, so now all I have is my fake Chinese knockoff "smart phone", which probably does not have the capacity to run any of the afore mentioned programs. I have to go with an old fashioned journal and pen... Which is probably best since I think I could waste a tremendous amount of time tinkering on the computer to perfect a system, instead of actually getting off my butt and doing the work.
I am right now super overwhelmed. I am so far behind, everything needed to be finished weeks ago, and I have no idea where to focus my energy, my resources, and my time. Money? Hahaha, there isn't any! I am getting some time to get on permies only because its raining!