I can think back many years, to childhood, where my farming 'gene' was awoken, but it would be decades before I was actually able to put my mind and body to work, actively planning, sowing, harvesting, preserving food, enough to feed our small family and others. It was a homecoming to my soul, a cleansing, a place to park my brain that has a habit of never stopping spinning. Farming is good for the brain, as the problems and challenges are ever present, ever changing. Always something needs tweaked or reworked or innovated. Farming is a puzzle that always is missing a piece. The rest of the pieces have to compensate, but they don't offer up that information, it is your brain that has to decide where something can be stepped up and where things need to be left alone. You think on it, you try something different, it works or it fails, then you repeat the process. Over and over. Forever. This is farming.
A few years ago (has it been that long??), I set the blog down. It wasn't intentional. We were very busy, extremely busy. There wasn't enough time for everything, so the blog took a nap. I just checked on it, and it was sleeping nicely, like a cat on a heater, perfectly content to continue its rest, or to be picked up and cuddled. I have much to share, and I enjoy the process, perhaps I will pick the blog up and give it a pet. My plate is very full, but a tweak here and there might carve enough room for it. Perhaps the form will change, still there will be pictures. Always pictures. I cannot help myself, the camera is like an extension of my hand, it is always there seeing the world in all its colors and shapes.
The blog does need to be regular, because I believe that when I invite you on the journey, you need to see it in real time, otherwise it loses it's flavor. If it isn't fresh out of the oven, smelling up the kitchen, it won't excite you and it won't excite me. Fresh blog. Yes! Doesn't that sound good?
Like anything that has been sitting awhile, I need to do some cleaning. Updating. There are a bunch of cobwebs up in the corner. Give me a minute and I will get to that. For now, I will just focus on the words.
Here is where you come in. For a blog to live, it needs to be read. It needs to be shared with friends. It needs to be interacted with. A full three dimensional blog does not just drift in the wind, it is part of a family of fellow travelers who take turns leading and following, chatting amongst themselves, sharing the energy as a sort of perpetual motion machine. Let's make a deal. If you look for me, I will be waiting for you. Sunday morning. Ish. :)
If you are onboard with this idea, just pop a quick note below and on the FB page, to let the internet know we are back. A little something to wake us up, maybe "hello!" or "good morning!", like you would say to friend you hadn't seen in awhile. I look forward to chatting with you all, I have missed you.
As a side note, in this brand new year, we are celebrating our 6th anniversary as a Pocket Farmer on the web. So it's a happy birthday, happy new year and all the good things that go along with all that. Thanks for visiting, I hope to see you again next week. Suzy