My last post was about a year ago. I look back and wonder how time got away from me like that. A lot of things happened in late summer and fall of 2018 and to be quite candid, it sapped a lot of my ambition. Coupled with the fact that I felt this blog seemed to me like white noise. There are thousands of people out there writing about the same things I am. What makes me or my perspective different? Honestly I’m not sure. I just do a bunch of different things – Not much compared to others, but more than most. I do these things because I like to do them, I like to be busy -not to feel superior.
I realized that I have no desire to set myself up as an “expert” in anything, in the grand scheme of things I’m a newbie, there’s always going to be someone who knows more and I’ll always be a wanna-be. Not because I don’t ever accomplish a goal but because I learn something new every single day. I wanna try new things, I wanna-be more creative, I wanna-be successful, I wanna-be better, I wanna continue to grow and evolve and be willing to change and adapt when needed. My friend and I butchered our combined flock of roosters (15 in total) together a couple weeks ago and we both learned a ton not only about the process, but ourselves as well (like how we pamper ourselves with Aleve liqui-gels). Next time we’ll have it down to a science. Do I feel the need to write a tutorial about it when there are tons of how-to videos, blog posts, and books about the subject? Not a bit.
Here’s what you can expect. I’ll be posting more about what I am doing to (slowly) bring this 1890-something farm back to life, and all the things I’m learning. Maybe some videos of the process (if you thought I couldn’t possibly get more annoying you’re wrong lol). There will also be recipes. I hope to bring about free learning experiences in things I feel very solid in; basic canning, crafting, and gardening etc. -Again I’m not an expert, but I can get you rolling in the right direction- and offering a place for expert friends to teach a skill. You’ll be seeing more posts from my friends talking about their passions (most of them don’t even know it yet…) these are my go-to people when I need help and I appreciate them beyond words.
What’s in the works for next season?
- A resource tab up top listing the most useful information I’ve came across.
- A small market garden is planned – We always have more than enough to go around plus it’s something I know I can do.
- Blueberries and Red Currants have been planted as our family’s memorial to my Grampa, Dale Bernath. He’d be over the moon to see this place and I still don’t know who is going to fabricate things for me. He was an inventor that’s for sure.
- The laying flock will be expanding in the spring and by late summer/fall we should have free range/pastured eggs available.
- Maybe Broilers – If there is enough interest. we shall see.