The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time. James Taylor
It’s been a long time since I have had the time and space to put my thoughts down and share them. Life has continued, and I have continued to journey through many transitions and passages.
The past several years, I have been working on a very challenging and difficult project at work. I hadn’t realized how difficult it was until it ended. After a few weeks, I felt like I was starting to get my brain and creativity back. I started to think about writing this blog again.
Several times during the past few years, I toyed with the idea of just shutting down the blog. TMOTH encouraged me to keep it going. He felt I’d have something to say again. He also thought I was doing many interesting things that I should share on the blog. My response to that was that if I had to take the time to document the things I was doing, I wouldn’t have the time or energy to do them. I felt it was more important in the maintenance of my sanity during this stressful time to do.
Another catalyst to getting back to blogging was reviewing my blog stats for 2012. In 2012 I had 6,941 views. The last post I published was May 27, 2012. This year, I’ve had almost 5,000 views, and this is the first post of the year. My most popular category appears to be my recipes and food experimentation.
So, what have I been doing all this time anyway? When last I left my five loyal readers, I had evolved into a low carb, paleo, locavore. Since then, I have added permaculturalist, and suburban homesteader to the repertoire.
We have been evolving our yards into permaculture style food forests. I have begun experimenting with preserving our harvest. Some of the things I have been doing include pickling, fermenting, dehydrating and pressure canning.
Moving forward (at least for now) the focus of my blog will be the progress of developing our food forest, recipes for using our harvest, and my food preservation activities. I’ll post when I have something to show, or say. I’m aiming for one to three times a week.
Thanks for listening!