A personal record of what's going on in my Northern Michigan zone 4 gardens. I use raised beds and grow organically. Nothing fancy--just trying to garden with nature in mind.

Monday, July 3, 2017

My Absence from Blogging.............

Hello Friends
As some of you have noticed, I have been missing from Blogland. There are several reasons for this
and I thought I better post to let you know. I've had several emails inquiring.

First--as many of you know, my homelife is EVERYTHING to me.    I love this house and our 20  acres.  I have worked many years (10) to get it to where I want it to be--a little sanctuary from the Real World that provides us with good healthy food and more importantly , a place for the wild things.  No pesticides or herbicides, no hunting, no harassment from people.

It has become increasingly difficult to maintain that.  The huge influx of tourists has made it unbearable here.  It is endless parades of dirt bikes and four-wheelers up and down the road, cutting through our property, running over saplings,  endless target practise (hours and hours of it every weekend), fireworks half the night, dogs barking (and barking and barking and barking!). It is a nightmare for two hermits looking for quiet.

Hence, we have been in and out all spring (and now summer!) looking for a new home.  I am not happy about this but  know it is the only option..
This has left me with little time for blogging.  I don't feel right expecting people to read my blog when I don't have the time  to read their blogs or respond to comments, etc.

I miss you all and miss most of all reading your "doings".  I hope to return in the fall and catch up.
Hopefully we will have found a new home by then,

It's amazing to me how much people you have never met in person can become so important....but it's true.  The bloggers I follow are hard working, interesting folks that I've grown very fond of.

In the meantime, thank you so much for your concern. It is truly appreciated. You guys are the best!

July 1 in the vegetable garden,  I may be "gone" most of the time, but I still need my good food! And I cannot emphasize enough the importance of mulch---especially if one MUST be gone all the time. No weeding. No watering.
Mulch mulch mulch, people!!!
: )