Hello there! It’s been over a month since my last post here. (Goodness- I just looked at the calendar- next week it will be 2 months! How is that possible?) As usual, there were many times I intended to come here and sit down and write. With each day that flew by I would think ‘I’ll get there tomorrow’, and then the next day would be just as busy and I felt like I needed three of me to get all the things done that needed doing. I’m sure many of you can relate. My life is busy and full, with limited computer time each day, and I have to work to just keep up with e-mails, so it’s easy for me to go semi-unplugged for a stretch- with no blog posts- for longer than I realize.
It goes like this: hop over on Instagram when I’m in town (with reception) and write a quick post. Done.
Sit down at computer at home (in our living room) to start blog post: begin writing… intend to share quick update… think about what has happened since last post in the midst of busy life… our son sees me sitting still for a rare moment and understandably, would like my undivided attention… get interrupted and lose my train of thought… get back to writing again… try to sort all my thoughts into something cohesive and realize I have a lot to say… post gets longer and longer… have bedtime/chores/meals/responsibilities/life that needs my attention and decide I’ll finish it later… go there again, but it’s more writing to wrap up than I have the time for… feel like there are so many other things that need doing that I should be giving my time and attention to… decide I need to leave the other post alone for the time being and write a quick update instead…
And so it goes. I feel a bit like a broken record because I know I’ve written similar things here before over the years. It’s funny, I don’t know why I find it so challenging to write short updates on the blog, but I do. (Hi guys, we’re still here. We’ve been busy and things are good. Thanks for still coming to read when I don’t update very often. Hope you’re all doing great. Write more soon. Bye!) I’m kind of cracking myself up right now.
Anyway, here I go again when I came to write a quick update! Let’s see… last time I wrote was the beginning of January. Jeff and I have been making the most of winter time, with a break from the garden, to get a lot of work done in the shop. Last year we were really grateful for wholesale orders and custom orders that kept us busy while we worked from home, and then between those orders we focused a lot of energy on our garden and homestead. This year I’m excited about focusing more energy on doing more regular shop updates, and getting our online shop more filled up. The pictures above are from a few mini shop updates I did recently. I have taken so many pictures that I need to sort for the next updates, and Jeff has been busy making new things that we’re looking forward to sharing with you.
Other than that we’ve been busy with daily life, homeschooling, taking our fermentation obsession to a whole new level (more on that in another post), getting Jeff healed up from a few broken ribs (he broke them after that stretch in the hospital in 2019 and once you break them it’s easy for it to happen again, no fun, but he’s doing well now), a building project (more on that later), taking care of animals (we need to share the new pets in another post too, but I will tell you some are insect pets of B’s), and getting outside and hiking when we get the chance. I’m sorry to share so many little teasers above (see why short updates are challenging?), but I do have so many posts I want to share with you, and they will all happen in good time. I’m sure those of you reading have grown accustomed to a slower pace for updates by now, but I will do my best to do shorter updates in between so I don’t leave such a long gap between them. I hope you’re all doing well out there, and until next time- take care friends!