You Should Start Your Own Blog!

I think the first blog or entry is the hardest.  You want to set the tone and tell everything all at once but you can’t.  It would probably be 20 pages long and no one least of all myself would want to read it.  My brain is so full of what I want to put down on this I feel like it’s going to explode.  Now, I’m totally overwhelmed and really don’t know what direction I want to go.  I’m going to start with why I decided to do this, what (as of now) I want to blog about and what my expectations are.

I decided to do this because my husband said, “You should start your own blog!”  Actually, there was more to it.  We were taking a walk to my 5 year old’s new school….she starts kindergarten in August and we’re trying to get her used to the 5 block walk that she and I will take every morning.  As we’re walking I keep looking at houses and yards and keep commenting on all of the things they could do to make it look so much nicer.  I keep making suggestions which is when my husband says, “You should start your own blog!”  hmmm…he may actually have something there.  I started thinking about what I could blog about.  My family and I had just moved into my childhood home after discovering the extent of my mother’s dementia so I could care for her.  To make this happen we had to make it livable so I devoted myself 24/7 renovating, cleaning, destinking, demolding, de everything the house so it could be lived in while trying to care for my mother.  Once I got that done my thoughts turned to the back yard.  I now had a huge back yard and good sized front yard that I could do anything with.  That’s the why of this blog.  After doing all the things I’ve done to our front and back yards I started looking at other yards with an eye of someone who started out with one of those untended, unloved spaces.  I’ve always loved the idea of gardening just never quite mastered the art of remembering to water after the fun of the first few weeks wore off.  Pinning organic gardening ideas on Pinterest had become an obsession with me and now I had this awesome yard to do it in.  So, here I am ready to jump in and become an urban organic gardening person complete with a whole yard full of fruit trees, vegetables bursting out of my Pinterest worthy planters, happy chickens laying eggs on my doorstep and I’m dreaming all of this while I’m licking all of the wonderful white stuff out of my 12th (whatever) double stuff oreo.  I love those things!  I love Beanie Weenies.  I love Spaghetti O’s and meatballs and my most beloved beverage of all…an ice cold Coca Cola.  I’m feeling a little hypocritical but I decide to ignore that and focus on my trying my hand at growing food for us!  Too bad Armstrong ,, doesn’t have Cheetos trees…mmmm yum!

I’m right in the middle of my first season of trying to grow fruits and vegetables.  It’s all an experiment right now.  I’m starting small.   I didn’t plant a billion fruit trees.  I’m holding off on the chicken coop.  I am not planting a billion seeds all at once and getting completely overwhelmed and giving up.  This is me experimenting, making mistakes, and hopefully some successes. What I have done, what I want to do, and what actually happens  is what this blog is about.  I’m guessing there is going to be alot more…


Feeding the world?...not quite yet.
Feeding the world?…not quite yet.

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