I have taken a long break from the blog, and for good reason. This past spring, after realizing that our small farm homesteading dreams were not working out the way we wanted them to, we made the decision to make a very important move.
When we moved to the east coast 9 years ago, it did not take long before we realized that it was not right for us. We have spent much of the last 9 years debating whether to move back or not. We finally made the decision this past spring to do so, and made that move this past June.
It meant leaving the garden and chickens behind and was a very tough decision to make. I really miss my farm and have been feeling at loose ends ever since we moved. But the Pacific Northwest has been home for me for nearly 40 years, and I have missed it. My husband and daughter were both more than ready to make the move, so the decision was made and we sold up and moved out west.
This has meant a large change in lifestyle for me, one I am not entirely used to. It will also going forward likely mean a bit of a change in direction for the website. I still have 30 years of experience to share here, but for the time being my posts will be less about my life and what we are doing and more about some of the things I can share about my past and my experiences.
Look forward to posts about animal husbandry, cooking, preserving, crafts and so much more. I will be doing reviews, talking about my favorite books, and sharing some of my all-time favorite recipes. I might even share a few of our adventures as a family with you. Since we have been here we have gone hiking, been to the ocean, visited a wildlife preserve and gone to a couple of fairs.
In time I hope to have a garden again if not the animals. In the future we plan to have property again for now, it is not in the plans.
I am sorry I have been gone so long, after we moved I was at a loss to decide how to continue on with this blog. I took me a while to realize that it did not have to change. I may not be able to inject my personal self into the homesteading part of the blog, but I still have a lot to offer, both in knowledge and in personal experience.
I hope you will all stay with me, as I start to share the bits and pieces of the past 30 years of my life rather than just my present experiences.