Wow… Yikes… I’m A Shitty Blogger.

16 Dec

Alrighty folks who have been sticking with me through this I owe you an apology. I’ve had every good intention of being a super blogger, super farmer, super mom, super homeschooler, super home-based business owner and believe it or not sometimes it does not all come together….

So here’s where I’ve been since I dropped off the planet.

  1. Learning to live with less. In May I decided not to return to my job teaching at a university agriculture department. While the year I spent doing it was a breath of fresh air and the goal I had been striving to attain for years of graduate coursework the commute was ultimately too much for my family and I was missing too much. This cut our income in half and was a scary leap. Guess what we’re still plugging along and it hasn’t been as painful as we thought it might be.
  2. Starting a business. So five years ago I didn’t sew anything. Then a friend showed me how to make a quilt and I was hooked. I bought a used sewing machine from a friend of hers and kept on quilting. The machine had embroidery capabilities so I started experimenting with a single needle machine. People kept telling me you can sell that stuff! So after I quit my job I withdrew my educational retirement and took a leap. I bought a 10-needle machine and hung up my shingle. While I’m not making what I used to make we’re staying busy and I’m loving the opportunity to be creative and make just enough money to cover whatever we need when we need it. I also get to do this right in my living room with my family.
  3. Homeschooling. We’re doing this with full force this year. If you’d have asked me two years ago if I would consider being a stay-at-home mom and homeschooling I would have laughed at you. Who me? Lol, turns out that it’s pretty freaking awesome. The kids and Grammie, and I have had some awesome field trips and lessons together and I can honestly say we love it. We homeschool because we believe learning should be joyous. The testing was just too much and we wanted to spend more time with our kids. Best decision ever.
  4. Farming. I noticed my last post was in March. Blogging is much easier when you don’t have baby goats, chicks, rabbits, whatever. March is generally the time we start getting babies on the ground and work begins. Milking, feeding, making sure heat lamps are on. The work never ends but it’s a good way to spend time with your family and we wouldn’t trade it for the world. Our kids had a very successful county fair. We sold lots and lots of eggs and cheese and we’re blessed with a freezer full of food for the winter. Can’t beat that.

So now that you’ve got my excuses for being a shitty blogger in a nutshell I’ll do my best to improve and try to get more posts in for you here. After all it’s almost time for boxes of baby chicks to start arriving and before we know it we’ll have baby goats on the ground again. This year we’re also working on our first adventure of pig artificial insemination so I’ll have to let you know how that goes!

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