Blogiversary #15

Here is my first post from 15 years ago today!


First page of original farm blog

A brief history:

We purchased this farm just 8 months after we met.  It was a 12 acre sheep and horse farm that had fallen in disrepair and had been abandoned for two years.  It was a mess!  With the help of a contractor, family and friends we fixed up the house and farm and were able to move in 6 months later.  We were married here 6 months after that in July 2003 and have settled into living here since.

Currently we have 2 Highland cows, 25 Shetland sheep (and one California Red and one CVM), 20 Nigerian dwarf goats (one Pygmy, one Angora, one Alpine, 2 mini Alpines, and one Nigora), 3 Satin Angoras (with one Fuzzy Lop, one Jersey Wooly and two Lionheads), two guards llamas, two mini donkeys and assorted poultry (chickens, ducks, turkey, and geese).

February 7, 2005

It’s currently winter although some days feel like spring.  The ground is muddy and some of the goats and sheep are bred- due in April.  We have three kids born January 15th from when the buck escaped in August and bred a doe too early. They were very chilled when I found them one hour after they were born. They are thriving now and oh so cute!  Chores involve feeding and watering everyone which is great exercise! We’re just trying to keep the peace here and the predators at bay.  We really want spring to get here and more light- it’s pretty dark and wet right now!



Back to 2020;

When I started the posts were brief, had few photos and were strictly farm related.  I have been on four different sites over the years.  Over time the posts have become variable lengths, usually a lot more photos and now include other topics like recipes and trips.  It has become a diary of sorts.  Each year I have  printed book made of my blog, just in case I lose the digital version (which did happen for a time with my blogger site).  Right now I have so many photos that I had to purchase a yearly business plan with wordpress.  That means if I stop paying I will lose the online photos.  So having printed versions gives me some piece of mind.  The problem is this year I have ~3000 photos over the year 2019.  I had to split the book up into 3 versions.  So far I only made three pdf books fro 2019.  I will need to try to find a more economical way to print the books.

But anyway, happy blogiversary to me!

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4 Responses to Blogiversary #15

  1. Jeanne says:

    I really enjoyed reading this!! Thanks for sharing it. I think your blogging is a great way to do diaries! Sadly, I’m not too likely to do it myself! Keep up the good work!

  2. Teresa says:

    I have to ask how you get your books. I have ten years of blogging that I’d cry if I lost.

    Here’s to another 15 years!

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