Yes, I am still here! I haven't posted in months and months so if I have any regular readers left you may be wondering whether I have given up altogether. I had started to lose a little momentum at the beginning of last year, but I think what did it for me was starting another blog. I had this grand idea of having an expert blog around the theme of self-sufficiency and so Self-Sufficiency Life was born. The idea was that I would write posts full of useful information that would make my new blog a complete eco resource. A Smallholder's Diary would be more about what I had been doing.
However, after a good start Self-Sufficiency Life ground to a halt as I struggled to find the an inspiration to write the really good posts that I aspired to. Meanwhile, on A Smallholder's Diary, I felt that I had run out of things to say.
Later in the year, some very difficult things happened at work (which I don't want to go into here) which means that I am currently working some distance from home and staying away a couple of nights per week. So now I have less time for doing self-sufficiency stuff let alone wring about it.
So now I have a choice; should I abandon my blogs or should I find some way of resurrecting them. Well, the plan that I have come up with is to abandon Self-Sufficiency Life and to try and reinvigorate A Smallholder's Diary. With this blog I shall return to the mix of talking about what I have been doing with some (hopefully) useful information. I am thinking I might transfer this over to WordPress if I can figure out how to. Some of the posts from Self-Sufficiency Life may find their way here.
With Spring in the air (although still tinged with a bit of Winter) now seems a good time to make a new start. Hopefully the weather will warm up soon so I might have something to write about!