6. March 2012 12:37
Ever since we moved to Vermont, I’ve been a little better about keeping this blog updated. It seems like most posts have to do with all the reasons we moved to Vermont. This includes having more room and eventually land to do the things we want, including more gardening, having animals and just having more capacity to grow our own food.
I think blogs work best when they have a theme. When I first started blogging, it was fine to be all over the map and that still works if you are a celebrity/super interesting person. But most blogs I read regularly now have some sort of focus, whether it be farming, sustainability, a technical topic, movies or theology. I like this because I generally know if I go to that blog, I’ll find something of interest on that topic. And if occasionally a post isn’t on that topic, it’s usually something else interesting that the blogger is into and I don’t mind.
With all that said, I’ve decided to set up a new blog specifically focused on all the things we are trying to learn in Vermont. Some of these are a continuation of hobbies we already had, such as home-brewing, gardening, cooking and fiber arts. Some things are new, such as my first attempts at charcuterie, having a much larger garden to experiment in or learning from other farmers.
The new blog is called Hatching A Plot and I hope you’ll come check it out and subscribe to the RSS feed if that’s your thing. I’ll pop some links up on Twitter and Facebook as well when I post, if you prefer to check it out that way. It’s still a little rough around the edges, but close enough I wanted to start telling people about it.
The name Hatching A Plot takes a phrase everyone knows, but puts a new spin on it. We like the idea of “hatching” since we want to raise chickens and of course plot can refer to a garden or land used for all sorts of things. There is also the idea of figuring things out, of being a lifelong student and taking small steps each day in the purpose of a larger goal.
I hope to get Kristin to post occasionally too. She is still doing a lot of bread baking, experimenting with fermenting things (sauerkraut, kimchi, beverages) and trying to figure out some of the fiber arts.
We hope you’ll come along and follow us on our journey as we try to figure out this crazy life change we are on. And be sure to tell anyone else you think might find it interesting.