A Good Time To Look Back

My preparations for New Years Eve included a trip to the library for books, rushing home to  put on my flannel pj’s, and crawling into bed at 7:30.  As I checked my emails, I noticed that WordPress had sent me a summary of my top posts for 2014.
I found it interesting that  the most views on my blog this year was the page on raising and processing your own meat chickens.  (Click here for this page)  Since this was my first year to do this, the learning curve was high.  Lots of ups and downs and ins and outs, but in the end, I had fresh pasture raised chickens in my freezer for winter.
chicken in the freezer
Another frequently viewed post was From Wild Plums to Jelly which was basically a how to guide to make jelly from start to finish.
wild plum jelly canning
Growing garlic was also a top contender for most read post of 2014.  Garlic has by far been the easiest vegetable I have grown and I am still using it from my summer harvest.
elephant garlic
This summary got me thinking that maybe people are beginning to think more about where their food comes from and how to be more active in growing their own food.
elephant garlic
Making jelly from wild fruits is not that hard, you just have to be willing to learn how and devote some time for the process.   Growing your favorite veggie can be done with a little knowledge and time.  Raising and processing meat chickens was a big step for me, but I achieved it and take great pride in saying I know how to do this from start to finish.
chickens 5 weeks old tractor
For 2015, my goal is to expand on and share what I have learned from years of garden and kitchen experience.  I never want to stop learning and I want to be willing to try new ideas.
Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year and best of luck for your 2015 garden adventures!