Sunday, September 07, 2008

Wee Changes

Just doing a little work on the blog today. I've decided to change the focus slightly, as I've found my interests have slightly changed. I still adore making soap, and will continue to post about it. I've also found some new hobbies -- raising chickens, baking bread, preserving, cooking from absolute scratch, gardening, and trying to live a better (ie, greener and more fulfilling) life.

I hope you'll continue reading as I start this new chapter. I'll start with a photo of one of my girls. This is Toast -- my leghorn cross -- taking a nap in her dust bath:

10 comments:

dalene said...

Those are good intentions of mine (except for the chickens--we're not zoned for them where I live, but I've been wanting some for years) as well, so I'll be happy to keep reading.

Teresa R said...

That sounds like my journey: homesteading and trying to maintain a state of contentedness! I would be thrilled and honored to follow your blog in your new focus.

Toast...what a great name for a brown chicken! :)

Milly said...

My nephew raises chickens here in the U.S. He brought one down when he came to visit (it was just a chick and the mother didn't want it).

Love your blog!

The Crazy, Crafty Chick said...

Change is good! Sometimes it's good to shift focus or mix it up. It keeps things fresh. I look forward to your chicken tales!

gracefruit said...

Hi Dalene -- that's a shame about the zoning. :( Will they not even let you have a bantam or two?

Teresa, I have been reading your blog with amazement. You do everything! I wish we had a bit more land for growing things, but we're making do with what we have for now. Toast is my son's chicken. Leave it to a nine-year-old boy to come up with 'Toast'!

Hi Milly, thank you for coming by and for reading. What happened to the little chick?

Crafty Chick, I agree! I thought the blog was getting a bit stale. I guess life would, too, if we never had new interests! Thank you for coming by. :)

Joanna said...

Oh I miss my chickens. I had them in New York country, now I am also not zoned for it. No farm animals whatsoever and my neighbors would complain, I'm sure.

I will read anything you write. You are an interesting woman and I like you!!

All this interest will have you blogging more often??

Joanna said...

perhaps?

gracefruit said...

Aw, thank you Johanna. I'm so sorry about your chickens. Do bantams count as livestock? I know a lot of people raise them as pets/show birds.

I would like to update more than I do. Hopefully I'll have a bit more to say now. :)

Heidi said...

I love your new focus! We are finding ourselves on the same path. I can't wait to read about your journey as we do the same thing...

gracefruit said...

Heidi -- Yay! A partner in crime. :) Are you blogging your journey?