A Circular Homestead Calendar is an amazing tool to plan out your homestead activities.  I use it for two main purposes – to work out my planting dates and to record rainfall.   But you could use it for building projects, planning holidays and so much more.

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The calendar just has all the months shown in a circle – the outside ring is the months.  The inside ring if the seasons (the one shown in my photos is for the Northern Hemisphere – but I can provide the Southern Hemisphere blank for my souther friends!).  In the center is a place for notes.  On the top is a place to write what the calendar is being used for and a year.   On the right hand side is a plce for you to use a key for what you are showing.

 

Circular Homestead Calendar – how to use it!

It is really simple to use one of these circular calendars.   The first thing I do is find what day of the week each month starts on and write a “1” on that day in the small box.

circular homestead calendar

You could then add all the dates in the boxes for that month – but that clutters it and you can quickly work out the days when it is required.

I then work out the key I want to use and write that using the key boxes.   So, for example, on my calendar that records rain and snow on my farm, I just split events into two for rain and three for snow based on the amounts and use color crayons or pencils to show those events in the key.  I keep those crayons to use on the calendar for the year.

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You can see the partial completed calendar for that in the first image in this blog.

On my planting circular homestead calendar I have marked the average first and last frost days for my town, then used a highlighter to show the seasons ‘frost free growing’ days.  I can then extend beyond those days for seed planting and crops I might put under cover.  Its great to work out those vegetables that work well in the early winter months for us.

 

circular homestead calendar

 

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23 thoughts on “Circular Homestead Calendar

  • April 24, 2015 at 5:40 pm
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    This is how I’ve always pictured calendars in my head, I love it

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    • April 24, 2015 at 8:54 pm
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      Awesome. I am so glad it works for you as well as it does for us.

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    • August 23, 2015 at 6:41 pm
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      I also picture calendars and some other time frame references into head as circular! When I try to explain this to people I mostly get blank or bemused looks 😉

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  • May 3, 2015 at 8:39 pm
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    Never mind, I found it!

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    • May 3, 2015 at 8:41 pm
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      Great! Sorry if it was hard to find

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  • June 24, 2015 at 9:10 am
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    I subscribed and got the subscription confirmation but still haven’t seen the link to the calendar. I’d really like to use this for my garden planning. I can actually see a number of specific uses for it that would be pretty valuable. I guess if I don’t receive it I can reproduce it myself with some effort!!

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    • June 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm
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      Hi Gwen..I have sent you an email with the details. Sorry we missed you. Gaz

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  • July 13, 2015 at 10:37 pm
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    Hi, I just subscribed to your newsletter and was looking forward to the advertized free download. When I clicked on it is says I have to pay for it. Has your offer changed? Thanks in advance for your time.
    Becky

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    • July 14, 2015 at 5:15 am
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      Hi Becky

      I am so sorry that the link was not working as it should. I have sent you the Calendars in an email and fixed (I think) the issue. Sorry for the hassle…..

      Gaz

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  • August 28, 2015 at 8:44 am
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    Have subscript three time to this and haven’t receive calendar as yet!

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    • August 29, 2015 at 7:07 am
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      Hi Derick

      I am sorry that the calendar is being blacked from your system. I will email it to you

      Gaz

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  • September 20, 2015 at 10:06 am
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    I tried twice to get The Northern Hemisphere template but think perhaps the site is not IPad friendly. The farthest I got was the link but then it disappeared once clicked.

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    • September 22, 2015 at 4:16 pm
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      Hi Elizabeth…I will email it to you! Sorry for the iPad hassle 🙂

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  • September 27, 2015 at 11:48 am
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    I am excited to use this calendar to track moon cycles for planting. Thanks so much.

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    • September 27, 2015 at 12:09 pm
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      Great use of the calendar Kitty.

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  • December 28, 2015 at 9:49 am
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    What about those of us who are already on your mailing list?

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    • December 28, 2015 at 9:56 am
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      Everyone on the mailing list gets a link to the calendars at the bottom of each newsletter…so you always have access to them.

      If you joined the newsletter before Christmas 2015 and have not completed the survey, then please take the survey to remain on the mailing list.

      Gaz

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  • January 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm
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    I completed the survey and clicked on the link for the calendar for northern hemisphere. Saved to my hard drive then attempted several times to print and it won’t work. Please advise. FWIW, it looks like a pdf but saved as a lot of non-pdf files. Can you please just email me the pdf? Thanks.

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    • January 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm
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      Sure Susan…sorry you had a problem. Email is on its way.

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  • July 28, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    My family and I are looking into starting a homestead in Washington and would like to know where to start

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