It’s been almost six months since I’ve made a post! I have added a few pics, on Pinterest, of projects I’ve worked on; however, much went undocumented. There just isn’t enough time to get everything done. I’ve been rethinking my plans for the blog, prepping, my homestead, and life in general.
I started a new job this past year, along with the stress of learning a new professional role, I’ve been putting in 50 to 60 hours a week at work. Along with normal house chores and maintenance, expanding my garden, starting beekeeping, canning, etc etc. There just isn’t enough time! I’ve decided I can’t work those hours and be a full time homesteader too. I’m going to scale back the garden and focus on more immediate preps. I was trying to grow all the food for my preps, but have found that isn’t practical.
I will continue working the garden. Not so much for the food produced, but to maintain and expand the skills required for backyard food production. I will also be spending more time beekeeping. I have one hive I started from a nuc in mid May; I’ve built a couple extra boxes and bus, along with several swarm traps. I also need to brew some beer!
At this time it makes more sense for me to buy low cost produce and can goods to build by preps. I’ve been canning soups and other convenient foods, while building my skill set for food preservation!
I also downloaded the WordPress app for my iPad; hopefully, this will enable me to make more frequent posts! I’ve used the iPad for posting on Pinterest. I just need to force myself to make more post; I just haven’t embraced this whole social networking thing.