So now that you know what didn't make the top 10, aren't you curious to see what did? The second half of 2011 was very eventful and even life changing. I'm proud to say we have grown more knowledgeable about this life we are living, the food we are eating, and our impact on our environment. On all fronts, we have effected improvements and I believe in 2012 we will continue this march toward a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. I hope you will join us!
And now, celebrating our 1 year anniversary, I present: Part II of the top 10 Pocket Farmer events of 2011! In chronological order...
First corn crop!
I finally planted corn again after a two year hiatus. Our last corn crop was completely devastated by varmints.
This year, success! The weather cooperated and the pests stayed away! Our dog patrol and fencing strategy appeared to have worked and we were able to enjoy our own organic fresh and frozen sweet corn and popcorn for the first time in my life! Hooray!
Butchered our roosters.
This is likely the most profound event of the year. Disturbing and yet, liberating.
Looking back at it now, we feel less conflicted about raising and processing our own meat birds (since we aren’t vegetarians), knowing the quality of the food we are eating and no longer supporting an industry that is infamous for it’s shoddy, unsanitary and inhumane practices.
Big day on so many levels. http://blog.poultrykeeper.com/pocket-farmer-blog/the-boys/
TPF blog is born!
After wading through my fear of the unknown (I have zero background in web design), I
patched a website together and started writing.
Your feedback has been generous and motivational. Thank you! http://www.thepocketfarmer.com/index.html
First successful loaf of sourdough!
A very long process finally comes to fruition. Three failed starters, some FB brainstorming (I am in awe of the knowledge and wisdom of our Pocket Farmer friends!) and a couple of trial loaves later…we have bread! http://www.thepocketfarmer.com/sourdough-starter.html
TPF Seed Exchange!
A fun way to relive your summer garden and dream of the next year. We have been trading seeds and planning our new gardens for the past couple months and I am soooo excited to try my new seeds! Check out the link below if you are interested in the seed exchange program.
I have a feeling 2012 will be a great year! Let's get started, shall we? http://www.thepocketfarmer.com/tpf-seed-exchange.html