Looking back.

 

I was re-reading all of my old blog posts the other day.

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My life has changed a lot the past eight months. I started the blog (of course).

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I changed the name four times.

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I started sewing more, and made things for myself and my family.

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We forgot about the freezer and cooked chicken four days in a row.

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We planted our first Meadowbrook plot- after four years of dreaming…

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… and almost killed said Meadowbrook plot. Whoops.

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We met the Bessies.

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We got some bitter watermelons, some heavenly cantaloupes, then forgot about the pumpkins- which by then had been nibbled at by who-knows-what.

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And a (literal) ton of zucchini.

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We made more soup-

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and decided to half-homestead.

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We made- and fell in love with- homemade toothpaste.

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We made apple galettes- which totally should be as popular as pies. Even if I messed up the crust. And they literally lasted three minutes.

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I realized that even though, arguably, it is warm enough for more lemon-basil ice cream, basil does not grow in Illinois in December. Alas.

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That zucchini relish I made and canned did not kill anyone at Thanksgiving.

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Neither did the pickles.

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I realized that I probably ate half of that chocolate. Sorry, family.

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Finals happened. And I put off studying until three weeks previous, and watched Studio C instead.

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Food Rules went on to my Christmas list, as did Nourishing Traditions.

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We tried, loved, and accidentally killed my kefir. (which, by the way, Google does not consider a word. Why is that?)

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We ate a lot of pie.

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We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of tomatoes that we got- than made salsa and sauce.

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We learned that chard doesn’t need to be cooked to taste good.

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We made terrible puns, drank apple cider and hot chocolate, looked back on the year- and smiled.

Here’s to 2016!

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