And Our New Life in the Country, which I enjoyed mostly for the sweet doggies, but also more common sense chats about gardening, chooks and downsizing, has announced her last post.
There are more that have not officially stopped, but haven't posted for so long, I miss them too.
Fortunately there are new friends, and old friends who have found new energy - Craving Fresh is back up and running with a new garden looking fabulous!
Pete asked me if I thought I would stop blogging. Nope. I have too much to say. Maybe not as much time to say it at the moment, so the frequency has reduced a little, but still books to read and review, new herbs to write about, soap recipes to explain, knitting and crochet projects to show off and so many photos of the doggies, I've got to put them somewhere. I also like having the record, because I forget what we did, why and how, so some of the older posts are as useful to me as they are to anyone else!
A lot of people are writing about homestead goals at this time of the year. We don't really set goals as such. We have a list of jobs that need doing and we work on whatever is the most urgent at the time, sometimes unexpected things (like fences) take priority and other nice-to-have jobs get put off. I prefer not to stress about that kind of thing. The house will get finished eventually and other long-term jobs will get done. As long as all the animals go to sleep happy and healthy, we've had a good day on the farm. We've let a few things go this year as we've been busy with the house and also planning to move soon. We won't be hatching chicks this year and the garden has been a little neglected.
For Christmas we're going to the beach for a few days to stay with Pete's parents and then we have a few days off work to do some work around the farm :) Depending how hot it is. This time of year is really not conducive to doing much after 10am, and very good for extended naps. I'll be back in January sometime to finish of the Holistic Management series, update you the house progress and write about several new herbs in my garden. And I've nearly finished my soapmaking book, its going to my proof-readers very soon. I usually do round-up posts at this time of year, I'll do them in January instead so you can catch up on anything you missed in 2016.
In the meantime, you can find me on facebook and instagram (I love instagram, its so much fun!).
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, thanks so much for all your comments here and on other social media, I appreciate them all. See you in 2017!
What are you planning for the holidays? What do you want to see on Eight Acres in 2017? Do you miss any blogs that have stopped this year? Any new favourites?