Tuesday, November 9, 2010

No longer MIA!

Wow, it has been a while since I have posted here. I knew it had been some time, but I didn't realize that it had been this long.

I think that for a while I just got bored with this whole blogging thing. Nothing against anyone out there, but I just got tired of writing the same old same old, and getting the same responses back. I know that not everyone who reads has the same interests as I do, and frankly I'm not sure what I really expected to get back out of it. Maybe somehow I thought that I would enlighten some people with things that I do. Maybe I thought that producing nearly 1100 pounds of food from one acre would be more impressive. Maybe I thought that occasional rant from atop my soap box would get more "ohh yea" kind of responses, but it hasn't. I just took a break for a while from this blog to re-think a few things and possibly make a change, maybe even go in a new direction. But..I've decided not to. I've decided that I'm keeping this blog more about me than going after readers. That really wasn't the intention to begin with. I just had to remember that.

Instead, I'll get back to this and continue to make it about everything we and I do. Whether that is gardening, the chickens, camping, preparadness, shooting, or anything else that we do here. I have many hobbies and many interests. I'm complicated yet multi-talented. I like to consider myself as a jack-of-all-trades but a master of none. I like to dabble in things that I may find interesting that to others may seem silly or a waste of time. I do so many things that I can't possible just keep this blog about one or two. I want this to be more of an online journal kind of thing, and just take you few readers along for the ride.

So....rather than go on and on about my reasons for not being around, lets start up that first hill for the new rollercoaster ride.........

First of all, last weekend was the big Halloween bash. We had nearly 50 people show this year, and almost all came in costume. It took 3 weeks to decorate the house and the front yard. What was 15 feet of decorated outdoor space last year was 60 feet this year. I made 6 more dummies, 2 stone & marble full sized crypts, 12 more headstones, 4 graves, fog machines, colored lights, a cage full of zombie babies,and lots of other decorations that we didn't have last year.

Inside we had an AWESOME old organ (thanks to a craigslist freebie), last year's coffin, and more little things than last year. We had plenty of food that Lisa had made, and others brought food with them. A friend of ours brought an amazing giant Halloween themed cake that she had made. I'll have to do a second post with all of the pictures. YEA! Pictures! We ended up with over 100 this year, which was awesome considering we had barely 20 at last years party.

For now, I have to get a few things done around here, but I'll post those Halloween pictures later today.
I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack


Lisa said...

Its about time you slack ass :)

Peggy said...

can't wait to see the pics.... so glad you are back!

Anonymous said...

I don't post... But I have to know to let you know that I read and enjoy your blog very much.

teresa said...

HOORAY--welcome back, you've been sorely missed!! Glad you had a great Halloween!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Yes welcome back. I am not much for posting but I have checked for you most everyday. I live south of you in Carroll county, right down 44 through Waynesburg. I have a few acres & have been retired for over 15 years. I get a little extra cash income by sharpening chainsaws & selling chain. I don't repair them any more, Can't pull to start them.
Trapping season is starting & I plan on running a few for coon , coyote & fox. Ever eaten Coon? They need to have the fat cut off as they are like a hog.
I also tend to go 3 or 4 days between shaves, though I can't stand them much longer. Larry

Barb and Steve said...

Glad you are back Chris! Your blog was one of the first ones I started reading & I missed your posts.

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Chris W said...

Thanks for all the Welcome Back's folks. I'll get the pictures up shortly

@Larry-I've tried coon but it's been a very long time. I don't know anyone around here that traps anymore. I actually only know 2-3 people that hunt coon, though I do know several that just run coon hounds.
I think I'll have to make a post about hunting....hmmmm

small farm girl said...

I'm glad your back. We all missed you! I have refered your blog to so many people who say they don't have enough land to have a big garden. heheheh

SciFiChick said...

Hey Chris,
I'm another one who is glad to see you posting again. I've been wondering about how you guys have been doing. Sometimes it seems like a family (of sorts) in the blogosphere and I've missed you "Cuz"!
I know all to well about the burn-out that comes from blogging. Sometimes I wonder why I even bother to keep doing it. I've tossed around the thought of giving it up too, but, like you, I always come back to it.
Oh and like Small Farm Girl said I have pointed folks in your direction when they start with the "I don't have the room to garden". If you can grow 1100 pounds of food on your little acre, then there is no reason that a person can't grow a few pounds of goodies even if all they have is a balcony somewhere. You have been an inspiration to me and someday when I find my "homeplace" I know I will be able to try and do the same sort of things that you are doing.
You do what you want to. Heck this is your place in the big blue nowhere to do whatever you feel like. I'll keep looking forward to yor posts. I'm glad you decided to have another go-around!

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