Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I have no idea where the thought came from today, but I suddenly felt an urge to blog.  It has been a long time since I even thought about our blog.  I have considered in the past deleting it all together, but I just can't bring myself to do it.  Then out of the blue I felt the urge to post.  I lost my love of blogging when I went to work as an English  teacher at our local high school.  The thought  of making a spelling/grammar mistake overwhelmed me, and I don't have oodles of time for proof reading.  However, I do miss writing and sharing bits of our life.  I also miss farming and gardening.

I guess it is easier to blog than build fences, so I will start here.  We are still a happy family that is hoping to start a small, self-sustaining farm.  We have recently added chickens and bees.  We have two hives of honey waiting to be extracted, but we are lacking the equipment. Our garden didn't do very well, and I didn't do much canning this past summer.  I asked Hope to run downstairs to get a jar of jalape├▒os from the canning pantry.  She came upstairs with a jar and an announcement of doom in the event we had to live very long from our canning storage.   Perhaps next summer will be a better garden year for us.  On the upside of things, our neighbor has shared tons of his garden produce with us.  We have enjoyed his bounty all summer long, and we are thankful.

Our dogs are still alive and well.  Missy is still her old Mastiff self, and Lynryd has had some ups and downs in the past few months.  I will share those later.  Our kids are all thriving and there are lots to share concerning them, but that will also be for a later time.  Until next time...

grace and peace,
julie

1 comment:

Amy Ellen said...

Ive missed you! I enjoy your posts very much and love hearing about the area in Tn that I was blessed to call home for 2 years. I miss so many people and places there.