Sunday, January 02, 2011

Happy New Year, 2011

Yesterday was the start of a new decade and in about three months, I'll be celebrating my 6th year as a blogger. I kinda (ok, more than KINDA) slacked off last year, as the winter freeze of 2009/10 decimated my garden, and then health challenges sidelined me.

Several of my other garden buddies are posting their plans for the coming year, and I thought I'd join them...

I'd like to:

1) Get back into my back yard. It was shamefully and knowingly neglected last year, as I was disheartened by the death of my back yard buddy, my kitty, Lady SpitFire. Finding her dead in the garden in April..... stopped me in my tracks for a while and then, the magnitude of the job ahead of me overwhelmed me. I will try to not be overwhelmed. I'll take it one step/slide at a time.

2) Grow tomatoes again. I didn't last year. I missed them this summer and even more this winter, as I usually am able to baby them along under a (for lack of a better term) homemade greenhouse enclosure. The past two New Year's Days, I've not had a tomato to pick to eat and gloat about... (First tomato of the year, harvested 12:01 am New Year's Day!)...

3). Take more pictures. I took quite a few last year, but being on my netbook, with the small screen, made it harder to work with them. No excuses this year, I've a 17.3 inch screen to play with now, and it's HD capable.

4) Post more often. I used to post everyday and sometimes more than once a day. I will try to post at least every other day.... maybe more!

I think four things on this list, for now is manageable. My health has improved, somewhat, tho I am afraid some of my mobility has been lost. I will be working slower in the garden and it may take me a long time to recover what has been neglected. It's a big job ahead, and I'll have to take it one small step/slide/roll at a time.

Y'all take care, out there...

5 comments:

  1. Happy new year Nancy~This is a good list; I haven't been taking nearly as many photos as months ago. I am sorry about your good friend like Lady SpitFire, that's hard. It's all about one step forward...gail

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  2. I, for one, am glad you're back. I've missed your posts!

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  3. Here's to good health and lots of tomatoes for gloating

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  4. just keep plugging away and then sit back and enjoy the bounty. I just found your blog and I hope you keep posting.

    Victoria, Bellingham, WA

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  5. happy new year to you too nancy

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