This blog has been one of the constants in my life.
Since starting it in 2012, we’ve lived in five different houses and have attended nine different churches.
We’ve also had five more children, and have another on the way.
(Fortunately, I’ve kept the same wife.)
I’ve seen almost all my favorite garden blogging peers disappear, and the space get filled with lots of crummy fake gardening blogs that mostly exist to sell junky Chinese products.
Yet we’re still here.
Earlier this year I dropped the ads we were running here because I got tired of seeing them. I don’t know that it was a good idea, since that made me a few hundred per month and we have a mortgage to pay, but I just didn’t like seeing shoes and vacation ads and stuff in between my gardening posts.
Maybe I’m too idealistic and I should run them again. It was nice to pay the phone bill!
Anyhow, thanks for putting up with me all these years. It’s been a great run so far, and I really enjoy writing here. There’s a stability to it we don’t always have elsewhere.
Also, this is the 2812th post here. This year I’ve managed one post for every weekday, like I did for a long time in the early years of this site.
What a run it’s been. Glad you’re here.