First and foremost, I wanted to take a moment to welcome the new members who have joined my blog recently.
Sometimes I contemplate ending my blog because there just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to do everything I would like, and writing posts fall to the bottom of the list of priorities more than anything else. Well, maybe not more than anything else. I mean cleaning my bathroom would hit rock bottom every time and only when I get the heeby jeebies do I actually clean it. Seriously, the mosquito-infested creek bed at the back of my yard seems cleaner than my bathroom sometimes. But I digress. I think the heat, lack of rain, and the end of the week are getting to me. I contemplate ending my blog. Then, I pull it up and see new followers and I think there must be something I'm writing, however infrequently, that is resonating. Seeing new followers gives me the energy to keep writing. So, I would love to hear from you why you keep coming back. With all of the great blogs out there, what about my blog resonates with you?
Now, realizing I can't do it all, I am discontinuing my Harvest Tally. A few weeks ago the battery on my scale ran out of juice and it was probably a week before I got to the store for a new one. Not weighing everything that came through the door or never even made it to the door because I ate it was liberating. I would like to try to keep up my preservation tally just because I don't can everyday and it will serve as an inventory for us to see how much of something we eat during the year. To sum it up, we are getting about 5 eggs a day from 6 layers, and a good amount of veggies, enough to eat on during the week and some left over to preserve in various ways. I'm happy about that and seeing the food on my plate each evening that I grew myself is proof enough I'm doing something right. I don't need pounds and ounces to prove it.
So, sound off if you will.
Until next post, happy homesteading,
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