How do you keep up with a farm journal?
By being consistent.
You can have the perfect tool to write in, but it won’t do you much good if you don’t write in it. Therefore, you will probably want to make writing in your farm journal a daily habit.
If you choose a specific time of day to add to the journal, you will get into the habit of asking yourself at that time what you can write about. Once you have asked the question, you may be surprised to discover that you have more to jot down than you realized—even in a slow season!
And it doesn’t matter what time of day you write in your journal, either. You could carry it outside and add to it as you work. Or you could set aside a time at the end of the day to write a new entry. Any time will work as long as you are consistent.
Of course, you may not have something to write every single day. The number of entries you write will vary seasonally. Write an entry only when there is something to write, or keeping a journal may become a chore. In the busiest parts of late spring and summer, you may have to make daily updates. In early winter, you may only need to write once every few weeks. For consistency’s sake, however, at least glance at your journal daily and make sure that it is up to date.
Another thing that will determine how often you write in your journal is the type of records you keep. Which brings us to the next and final point….
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