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So it has been almost a year since I posted last. My resolutions last year were to become much better at my bookkeeping for the farm and to blog more frequently.  Apparently, I fell through with the blogging and you guessed it the books are the mess they always are this time of year.

For some unknown reason my friends seem to think that I am organized. I do have an intricate filing system of gallon ziploc bags filled past the zipping point with receipts. But organized I am most certainly… not.  I do manage to pull it all out and record it before my scheduled, yearly date with Pam, my wonderful accountant.  She is able to work her magic and get everything in order for me.  In my defense I like to be doing, not recording what I am doing.  I want to tend the animals and gardens, make the soap, sell the soap, chat with my customers, most who have become friends and take my time enjoying these things. Bookwork, well, it just sucks. Therefore, that resolution was doomed before it was even uttered.

Blogging is not tedious business for me. I just find excuses for not doing it.  Excuses like, no one is interested in what we do or no way in hell is anybody going to believe that that really happened.  My go to is that I don’t take enough, if any pictures to illustrate our life.

But I have been thinking, maybe you are interested in the things we do (you are reading this) and I can’t make this shit up.  About the pictures, I could force myself to carry a camera or figure out how to use my new phone and snap a picture every time I went to the barn.  I know everyone loves animal pictures.  You can hardly start Facebook without seeing someone’s dog, cat or other beloved animal.  But there is usually just a picture, maybe a word or two to explain the shot.  And then there are all the likes, autopilot likes: see picture, hit like.  I am not a photographer. I am not comfortable carrying a camera around.  The phone isn’t an option because I have owned it since Christmas and have barely mastered answering the friggin’ thing.

I have decided that my audience, you my readers, are mostly adults and as such do not always need stories with pictures.  I will use my words to the best of my ability, to paint pictures in your mind.  I want you to “see” my world through my stories, the good and the bad, the funny and the frightening. I want you to be fully engaged, not on autopilot.  I want you to experience it from the inside out, from my heart to the words you read.

So, for the most part, I say screw the photos and after the middle of February screw the bookwork, too.

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