Sunday, July 29, 2012

It Has Been 3 Years!

When I started blogging 3 years ago, I didn't have any idea how to blog, or take pictures. I would have one of my kids who was walking by or my husband go out in the garden to take pictures for me. This is my grandson out in the garden and now he is going to start school. Time goes by too fast.

This was my very first post.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Hot July

It is really hot today. Hotter than a firecracker. The chickens are just standing out with their wings out on either side and the baby chicks just stand around panting.
Oh July!

I was so scared when I wrote this, when I hit publish, I promptly turned off my computer and ran away. All the thoughts and fears I had never happened. Instead it has been 3 years of meeting new friends. Learning new things. Entering a world where as far as I can tell, people are nice and normal and not at all like you see on the nightly news. Just normal people who love their families, who work hard who love their country and who are willing to share even the shirt off of their back. It has been a time of wonderful blessing for me.

I am for one very thankful that I did hit that button to publish.

All of it has been a very nice adventure. I have written piffle and have written down stories of my life. I am thankful to be able to share them, because my kids do get that glazed look in their eyes when I start in so it is nice to have some place else to share.

Some things haven't worked out like having bees. I learned lots and lots and having the honey that second year was very nice. But I don't think I will ever be a bee keeper again. So I have to say sometimes things work out and sometimes they don't. I don't even complain now when I have to pay so much money for honey. After being stung every time I walked by and chased every single morning. Bee Keepers earn their money and I am happy to pay it.

So thank you for reading me and visiting and for just being my friend. I am still thinking about a give away. I am a very slow thinker. If you want to know the truth. My husband had the idea to write a blog. I didn't I thought he was going to write and take pictures and all of that. I wasn't going to live out-loud in a public place. I was going to watch him and well, something happened. He got too busy with work and I just couldn't stand to see the poor blog sit idle so I had to jump in and do it.
So now you know, and the rest is history.


23 comments: said...

I am so glad you pushed the publish button..the picture of your grandson in the garden is precious..yes time flies

I am trying to catch up with your post this week...I know I missed a couple and when I miss them I miss out!

I agree with being willing to pay for honey, somethings aren't worth the effort

Thanks for sharing the history behind your blog

Beth said...

I am so thankful you are my blogging friend!

The picture of your grandson in the garden is wonderful!

Patrice said...

I'm also glad you pushed the button. Very glad! You've been blogging three years, and I've been blogging two. It amazes me how many nice people I've met. I'm so glad we met. I cherish our friendship.:)

Pom Pom said...

I'm so glad you keep on blogging! You are so right when you say bloggers are very nice people! (BIG HUG!)

Miss Debbie said...

What a sweet post! You are precious! I am so glad you hit the publish button, too!:-)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

So glad you began blogging! It's always a pleasure to visit with you.

Kessie said...

And we were your first commenters! I'm glad you've stuck with it. It's helped us all stay in touch. :-)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Oh, I'm so very, very thankful that you hit publish! Congratulations on your 3-year bloggaversary! ;-)

Debbie said...

I soo agree with everyone else here. Soo glad you blog and share your thoughts, dreams, and life with us! I love visiting you here on the farm. Hope you had a good week-end! HUGS

Kim said...

We started blogging almost the same time. I can't think of a giveaway either. I need to hurry up or it will be next year.
So glad we became friends. Yay for the publish button!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kim ~
I'm so happy you hit the publish button and so happy to have found your blog. It is a joy to read and you take the most amazing pictures~
Pug hugs :)

Alica said...

I'll echo the thoughts expressed here too...I'm glad you hit that publish button! Three!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

How time flies....glad you had the courage to push the publish button!

myletterstoemily said...

WE are so glad you punched that button,
because you have inspired, encouraged,
and entertained us with your chickies.

TexWisGirl said...

and we are glad for it. happy 3 yrs!!!

Unknown said...

Congratulations, 3 years is awesome for a blog. And it's amazing how much better the photos have gotten too. Isn't it fun to look back at those first posts?

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Wow! Three years! I'm so glad you hit publish and continue to share your stories with us! I look forward to every visit!

Kerin said...

Great milestone!!

I am so glad that you blog, and I totally love visiting and reading all about your adventures, and daily thoughts.

Hope this is a great week for you!!

Smiles :)

Debbie said...

these flashbacks will be i have not read any of them!!

sticking with anything for three years is almost a miracle, it really shows how much you enjoy blogging!!

moosecraft said...

Cute pic of your grandson! He looks determined to find something to pick and snack on! Congrats on 3 years! Yes... time goes by way too quickly!

Christine said...

I'm happy to keep reading and sharing in your adventures and stories so please keep pressing 'publish'!
Congratulations on 3 years of blogging - glad to have 'met' you!
God bless
Christine said...

What on earth would I do without your accounts of life on the farm! I'm so glad you started blogging, and I follow your chickens and veggies with delight! :)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I'm so happy you clicked publish too. I love reading about you,your family, your garden and of course the chickens.