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How to use our Homestead Management Binder for 2019

The 2019 Homestead Management Binder is packed with 46 pages of printable sheets to help you organize you homestead!

Guys… it’s ready! ?

And it’s only December 2! If that isn’t a sign that I’ve finally got my life together, I don’t know what is!

For those of you that know the drill:  scroll on down to that pretty lil blue button that says “Click Here to Download” or head over to the Freebies page directly. Remember, if you already have access to the freebie library, you don’t need to sign up again – just enter the password and start printing your way to a more organized year on the homestead!

For those of you that are new: Welcome! I’m Kaylee, a suburban homesteader who feels a strange compulsion to ignore all my household chores and instead spend hours upon hours creating giant homestead management binders each year – which I give away for free!

The 2019 Homestead Management Binder is packed with 46 pages of printable sheets to help you organize you homestead!

So if you feel like helping this sister out, you can pin this post and share it with others (just click the “Pin It” button on the image at the bottom of this page). You can also be my buddy on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. I’ll be catching up on laundry and dishes for the rest of the month, but I promise that I also share lots of goat and chicken pictures… and other things that are actually helpful, of course! So you definitely won’t want to miss that.

What is the Homestead Management Binder:

Many of you are already familiar with the Homestead Management Binder and have used it in the past. For those of you who are new to it, the Homestead Management Binder is a free printable resource to help you organize and track your homestead happenings. Each page is designed to help you be able to track your plans, projects, expenses, income, etc. and to record your progress year-to-year.

The 2019 Homestead Management Binder is packed with 46 pages of printable sheets to help you organize you homestead!

What’s New in 2019:

Kitchen Management Pages!!! Yep, there is a whole new section this year to help us stay organized in the kitchen! I’m super stoked about this new section, and I’m especially excited about the Inventory Pages, primarily the Freezer Inventory Page! Cause y’all know how it feels to find that freezer burned bag of Lord-knows-what in the bottom of the chest freezer. ? There’s also a bunch of other Inventory Pages, a Shopping Checklist and a Kitchen Measurement Cheat Sheet. Woot woot!

The free 2019 Homestead Management Binder is packed with 46 pages of printable sheets to help you organize you homestead!

What’s Included in the 2019 Homestead Management Binder:

The 2019 Homestead Management Binder includes the following printable pages:

  • Cover
  • Homestead Management Pages:
    • Monthly Progress Report
    • Monthly Project Lists
    • Downtime Project List
    • Customer Contact List
    • Homestead Resource List
  • Garden Management Pages:
    • Garden Blueprints
    • Planting Tracker
    • Seed Inventory
    • Preservation Log
    • Garden Journal
  • Animal Management Pages:
    • Egg Collection Log
    • Animal Purchase Log
    • Animal Sale Log
    • Medical Supply Inventory
    • Animal Health Record
  • Kitchen Management Pages:
    • Kitchen Cheat Sheet
    • Freezer Inventory
    • Pantry Inventory
    • Canned Goods Inventory
    • Long-term Food Storage Inventory
    • Herbs & Herbal Product Inventory
    • Grocery Shopping Checklist
  • Financial Management Pages:
    • Expense Pages:
      • Garden Expenses
      • Animal & Feed Expenses
      • Equipment Expenses
      • Infrastructure Expenses
      • Repair & Maintenance Expenses
      • Business Input Expenses
      • Miscellaneous Expenses
    • Income Pages:
      • Garden & Produce Income
      • Animal Income
      • Handmade Item Income
      • Homestead Services Income
      • Miscellaneous Income
  • Annual Financial Overview
  • Back Cover

The 2019 Homestead Management Binder is packed with 46 pages of printable sheets to help you organize you homestead!

How to download the 2018 Homestead Management Binder:

The Homestead Management Binder is STILL free! Yippee! To make my life (and hopefully your life!) a little easier, I created a Freebie Library where all the free printables are located, including the Homestead Management Binder.

To get access to the Freebie Library, you will need a password. If you already have the password from signing up in the past, just sign right in and grab your copy of the binder! If you are new, sign up with your name and email address and you will automatically be emailed a password to access the library. Be sure to check your spam/junk folders if you don’t see the email within a couple minutes of signing up (the email will be sent from [email protected]).

Once you sign into the Freebie Library, you will have the option to download the entire binder, or download just the sections that you want!

Click the button below to sign up/sign in to the freebie library and get your copy of the Homestead Management Binder!

How to use the Homestead Management Binder:

Honestly, how you use it is completely up to you and what works best for your homestead! I’ve shared these ideas before, but they still hold true for the 2019 version!

  • Print Only What You Want/Need: You may not need all of the pages, so don’t feel obligated to print them all. You can print pages as you go, or print everything you will need for the year.
  • Combine Pages to Save Trees: I’m sure there’s a little tree hugger in us all, so don’t feel like you have to print a new expense or income page for each month if you don’t need it. I usually combine multiple months onto one page and just tally each month as I go.
  • Create a Binder: I usually print out at least one of each of the pages to begin with (I add more as needed), hole punch them, and place them in a 3-ring binder. Next year, I would really like to print an entire year’s worth of pages and take them to a copy & print shop to have them bound so that I have a nice, professionally bound book to use throughout the year.
  • Add Extras: The sky is the limit! Add sticky tabs to separate the different sections, include envelopes and page protectors to hold receipts, add daily planner pages, keep sticky notes handy by sticking a stack of them inside the binder cover, etc. The important thing is to make your binder work for you!

Now get to printing and make 2019 one heck of a year on your homestead!

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The 2019 Homestead Management Binder is packed with 46 pages of printable sheets to help you organize you homestead!


  • Kaylee Vaughn

    Kaylee is the Founder of She has set up and run two homesteads, a one-acre in Idaho, and her current two-acre dream homestead in the Pacific North West. Her qualifications include a Permaculture Design Certification from Oregon State University, and she is a Gardenary Certified Garden Coach. Kaylee currently produces at least 80% of her own food. She contributes to our site through articles, training and coaching to our clients. You can read more about her at

Wendy Coxon

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Need password as can't find email with it.

Project Zenstead

Thursday 28th of May 2020

Hi Wendy! I will send you an email :)


Sunday 6th of October 2019

THANK YOU! I’m so glad I found you on Pinterest. You have made what I could not find. I so appreciate you. Can’t wait for 2020 ❤️

Project Zenstead

Sunday 6th of October 2019

Yay! I can't believe it's already time to start thinking about 2020! New binder will be out in November! :D


Monday 31st of December 2018

I am a subscriber but I don’t have my email with the password

Project Zenstead

Monday 31st of December 2018

Hi Julie! I just emailed you. Please let me know if you need any further help :)

Lilly Rivera

Saturday 15th of December 2018

I would like to thank you for all the effort and time to do this and still giving all this printables for us free. I know computer is time consuming in top of all the things we have to do on a daily basis. Even that here might be some computer savvy and other like me with some or limited computer knowledge I know there is a lot of people that do not have computer skills and this Homestead / Kitchen, ... binder is very helpful. This beside all the informative and helpful information in your homesteading blog. Thank you, your are greatly appreciated!

PD: Pardon my English. It's not my primary language.

Project Zenstead

Sunday 16th of December 2018

Thank you for your kind words, Lilly! I really enjoy making the binder and sharing information with others. I feel like it is a way for me to help and contribute to building a community (even if it's just online) for those who are interested in homesteading and living more naturally. We are all on this earth and in this together after all! ☺️

ken segers

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

were is the password ?????


Wednesday 20th of March 2019

I can't find the password either and no one is responding.

Project Zenstead

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Hi Ken! I just emailed you the password, but your welcome email has the password and you will receive it shortly after you sign up. :)