I love the camaraderie of the green blogging community, but I feel like I’ve lost my connection since going back to work full time. Being a full-time mom, wife and teacher consumes my life and I’ve let my online community fall through the cracks. I miss my online friends. My blogging goal for the new year: Get back into the Green Blogging Community! Here’s how I plan to reconnect:
- Join some challenges! Up first, the I’m Not Buying It challenge at Greenhab. I talked to Ed about it last night, and we’re committing to buying nothing new for six months (with a few exceptions, like food and gifts). Details coming in a future post!
- Join the Green Phone Booth as a regular contributor! I was so flattered when they asked me to join, and I’m working on my superhero persona! I’m posting there every-other Friday, starting January 7!
- And finally, celebrate my blogiversary ON TIME this year! I completely forgot about it the last two years! It’s in March, and I want to do something really special to celebrate. Any ideas?
Well, it’s happened again. I’m on a streak. I forgot my own Blogiversary last year, and I forgot it again this year! On March 24, Farmer’s Daughter turned 2.
I’m a bit busy with baby Joshua, so I’m going to share some of my favorite photos from the last year.
My dad with the Percheron team Vinny and Bill
Sunflower in my Garden
Annabelle with newborn Isabelle
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Meeting Pioneer Woman with my Mom
Lemon Meringue Pie
Last night, as I was looking back through my old posts here for inspiration for a post for the new Rose Orchards Farm Market blog, I realized something… March 24 was the 1 year blogiversary of Farmer’s Daughter!
As it turns out, I was busy on March 24 this year accepting an award for environmental leadership, so it makes sense that the blogiversary slipped my mind. It was a great way to celebrate the occasion!
I was inspired to start this blog by my good friend Jessica, who writes Green Mamma. At the time, I sent out an email about the upcoming green fashion show at school, and Jessica replied to me that she’d like to interview the coordinator, my student Kayla, on Green Mamma. I started reading through Jessica’s articles and I was hooked. I’ve always loved to write, and I decided to give blogging a try.
I started Farmer’s Daughter as a way to chronicle what we were doing at home. My husband Ed and I had just gotten settled in our home, and I was adjusting to the free time I had since there was a lot less work to do around here. When we were building, we’d spend so much time here on nights and weekends, not to mention that I was working on my first MS degree at the time, oh and teaching full time, too! It was a crazy schedule, but I found that I was bored when it was all over. Writing this blog has been a wonderful way for me to explore living sustainably, gardening, cooking, and my local food system. I’ve gotten more involved in the community, picked up some crazy ideas, participated in challenges, and made some friends.
Here are a few of my most memorable posts from the last year.
Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing this journey with me!