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Turkey Tracks:  August 15, 2011

Ten-Year  Journals

I’m on my second 10-year journal.

The first was a marvelous gift from my Falls Church, VA, neighbor Yoshi Hazen.

You’d be amazed at how useful these journals are for tracking down information you don’t want to forget.

And, for seeing what the weather was like in past years; or who visited when; or when it’s someone’s birthday (I put those on top of the page and highlight them with a marker); or when a repairman came last; or when someone married, had a baby, or…whatever.   You get the picture.

The first year we had chickens, I kept track of the number of eggs we got.  There were well over 900, and that’s with no laying in the short days/long nights part of the year.

It’s fun to see things like, yes, I guess the garlic is ready to be pulled since I pulled it on this day a year ago…

I keep it open on my desk and just jot down the key events first thing in the morning usually.  Or, sometime during the day.  Anyone could help keep it–like a child who is learning to write well, etc.  It could be a very fun family project.

I just ordered mine online and had no trouble finding a reasonably priced one.

Written by louisaenright

August 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm

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