If we were having coffee, I’d greet you warmly with a big hug (if you are, indeed, a Hugger) and thank you for joining me!
It’s been a while since we’ve had the opportunity to catch up and I’ve missed you!
The weeks have simply flown by, and while I’d like to think things are going to slow down, I’m beginning to wonder if the ever really will?
How are you? How has February been treating you? Anything new and/or exciting happening in your neck of the woods?What have you been doing/ creating/ dreaming?
Since we last caught up we’ve had a chicken go missing and a Vet visit us to check on all of the animals. We’ve also purchased the first round of our 2016 chicks and installed almost 2 acres worth of electric fencing in an effort to keep Akuna contained.
And then I wonder way I’m so tired?! You know, in addition to some stressful times in both of our jobs and trying to wrangle/honor our very spirited toddler 😉
If we were having coffee, I’d ask what the weather has been like where you are? It’s been unseasonably warm here for the last couple of weeks which has had me worried about our potential Bug Situation in the spring and summer in addition to all of the fruit trees that are threatening to bud out already! Then, this afternoon, I had an actual mosquito land on my hand and start his process! A mosquito in February!!!
Yes, I am incredibly concerned about the strange weather patterns we’re experiencing and how they are affecting our local environment.
Are you seeing typical weather where you are or are you as concerned as I am about the current weather and the months to come?
If we were having coffee, I’d happily share that today is officially my Blogiversary!
I’d share that I started this blog five years ago today, behind the curve and without a clue. I only knew I wanted to provide a space that might inspire other gardeners, chicken keepers, homesteaders, and dreamers. Since then, I’ve published 1,182 posts (including this one).
The posts have been simple, profound, important, filled with fluff, informative, inspirational, silly, vulnerable, unexpected, and intricately planned. They have charted the creation of our little Urban Farm, our move to that old (haunted) Hacienda, and to the property we live on now.
You, dear reader, have been right here with me while we navigated a variety of challenges (homestead wise as well as personally) and celebrated beautiful, joyous moments (like E’s birth and our wedding)!
I’ve found communities of gardeners, farmers and homesteaders, as well as artists, writers, and entrepreneurs.
It’s an interesting thing, putting oneself out there for the world to see. There’s the hope of your post actually being read…but by the nice/kind/well intentioned reader, not the Internet Jerks. And sometimes your favorite posts get no traffic, while those you may wish to have turned out differently get a ton of interaction. And you simply cannot plan which will be which. And so, I’ve tried to create some evergreen material that is searchable and helpful for those who may be on a similar path as ours as well as some organic, more natural material that really just speaks from my heart.
And I trust now that the balance will work for my readers just as well as it works for me 🙂 Because, truly, five years is a long time to be committed to something…and I’m still here!
Truth be told, my top posts of all time are those that are easily shareable on social media, which makes sense:
- 1/8 Acre (Page)
- Homestead Hacks (2014)
- Sowing, Growing, and Harvesting Echinacea (2014)
- Garlic Powder DIY (2012)
- Sowing Seeds – Inspirations, Ideas, and Resources (2014)
Interesting indeed. And worth every minute/word/comment/experience!
Now, do tell, how long have you been blogging and what have your experiences been with it all?
If we were having coffee, I’d now ask what you’ve been watching/listening to/doing/experiencing that has brought you joy lately? I’d then ask if you’ve seen the video of the funny guy dancing his heart out to Alicia Keys floating around the internet? If you said, “No”, I’d have to show you because there’s just something about his ridiculousness that makes me very happy:
And with that, it would be time to say Good-Bye until next time! I’d wish you a lovely rest of your weekend, thank you for spending some time with me, and tell you to take care of yourself!
I hope to see you again soon!