Saturday, February 2, 2013

Six Years Ago Today...

...I published my first blog post.  I thought it might be something good to help market our sheep and wool products and not much more than that. 


Oh was I wrong.


I had no idea how much fun it would be, all the wonderful people I'd meet and get to know, how awesome it would be to have an online photo diary of our farm life, how much I'd learn about writing, photography, sheep, spinning, knitting, weaving, myself...

I knew today was the anniversary day, but didn't really think that much about it.  Seven is the big anniversary (you know, the WOOL one ;-).  However, as I was driving over in the snow this morning to pick up Maisie's goat milk and planning on taking some photos of her guardian angels I remembered that six years ago today I was standing out in the snow taking the very first blog pictures of my guardian angels.  And that made me smile :-).

These two original pictures remain among my favorites. That's Peabody and Popcorn Pee Pee Pants in the top photo and Elizabeth, Joshua, Crazy Esther, Allie, Jester, Peabody and PPPP in the bottom.  They were taken with a tiny point and shoot camera and if you'd have told me that one day I'd be packing a "big girl camera", I'd have looked at you like you were crazy.  Ain't life full of surprises.  And grand :-).

32 comments:

edenhills said...

That is an incredible milestone. It's amazing how blogging totally transforms your life. Congratulations.

Andee said...

Oh what a fun thing to celebrate. I too can't believe all the discoveries I've found through blog life. Your site is one of my favorites and I am so happy I found you! Keep on blogging!

Alice said...

We are also the recipient of your many talents from your blog post. May you continue to grow and learn and share with us your sorrows, joys and accomplishments for decades to come!

Tyche's Minder said...

I am new to blogging and you are one of the reasons. I love your blog, look forward to your photographs, and basically want to be just like you when I grow up. ;)
Happy anniversary and thanks for leading the way!

Jean said...

Happy Anniversary Sara -- so glad I found you! Many more to come!

Margaret said...

I have just discovered your blog and am so enjoying the Maisie chronicles. I am friends with two couples who are sheep farmers, so I am aware of the less than romantic aspects of the business, but your pictures are so evocative of your world. I have just started the first self-conscious efforts at blogging myself, so am looking forward to finding a voice and being able to draw the reader in as you do.

DFW said...

Congratulations on the Blogaversary! I too just started following when I stumbled across your 1st fee posts of Maisie & am enjoying every step of the way.

Suz said...

oh goodie....a party?!
Happy 6th
and you have no idea how happy I am to have "met" you and all your babies.....'specially Maisie
Love the calendars..by the way

Jan baby said...

It's been 6 already. I feel like I'm cheating when I read the blog to keep up with the family, as opposed to just picking up the phone and calling . . . Happy Day!

MarmePurl said...

A VERY HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY TO YOU!!!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

And we are so glad you did! :)

*hugs*

Mimi
The Goat Borrower

Mary said...

What a wonderful milestone! And Happy Anniversary to you. :) This blog is one of my favorite places to visit, and your farm stories warm my heart every day!

Pat said...

Happy 6th! and don't stop blogging. I love visiting :0)

Tiggeriffic said...

I just love your blog~! I also love my calendar that I bought from you for 2013. Those pictures are so wonderful to look at each month..
I have been away from blogging since Oct. and I decided it was time to get back to blogging.. Thanks for you punkin patch blog..it's so enjoyable to look at each day..
ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Wol 'n Draad said...

Happy Anniversary!! I wish you many more blogs in de the future!

Love, Ineke

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I can't tell you how much joy you bring, I'm sure to so many of us, but specifically to me. Each day I look forward to what you all are doing, Life at the farm with all your wonderful friends. I have a deep love for sheep, and you help feed my soul. Those first two photos are like old French paintings. Thanks so much for taking the time to journal you days, many blessings, your Missouri neighbor, Debra

Miha Giustina said...

Beautiful pictures, Sara! It would be wonderful to be able to buy the first one as a print in different sizes. Or even a poster.

Happy anniversary! Feb 02 is a special day for many of us!:-)

Gloria19 said...

Thanks, Sara, for starting your blog 6 years ago. You bring such joy to all of us.

Lori Skoog said...

You are one of the reasons I love blogging so much. And to have the pleasure of meeting you and Saint Tim in person was the best! You have brought so much to so many with your beautiful photography and all those special stories about your critters. You are indeed a very special person.
Big hugs from the Skoogies!

Michelle said...

Congrats to you! So nice to get to know you here on this blog. I enjoy it just as much as you enjoy writing it.

Stephen Andrew said...

Happy anniversary!!! I only discovered your blog this past fall and I just love it. Your attention to detail, exquisite photography...and of course your passion for animals make it one of my favorites!! Thanks for all the hard work. To many more birthdays!!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Happy Anniversary, and on Ground Hog's Day, that makes it easy to remember. So glad I found you. I thought when today's blog came up that the first picture was actually a print off a Christmas Card. Keep up the fun stories, your creative calendars, and let's not forget Hug a Sheep Day. Would love to come hang out for a day but your on the opposite side of the country from me. Take care, keep on blogging and I hope someday some angora goats show up on Punkin's Patch.

Sheepmom said...

Happy Anniversary! I bet that six years ago you never could have imagined what you'd be doing right now! Ain't life grand? (mostly). You really are an inspiration - your artistic talent, the photography, the steady pace of blog posts (amazing!), the care you take of your animals, your willingness to share your daily life with anybody that happens by your blog....we are so lucky to have you! Thanks! Here's to six time six more blogiversaries!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Way to go..six year!! That is an accomplishment! I am a little behind..I am beginning my sixth year. I so understand what a journey it can be..I had a little point and shoot back then too..and hardly ever took photos.."Big girl camera" Yes never thought I would have one of those either.
I hope you keep right on blogging sharing your life with your wonderful animals..it has been so fun to read about your life.
carry on..and pat Maisie for me:)

Dianne MacDonald said...

Congratulations, Sara! Your photos and commentary on the cast of characters there at Equinox is always fabulous and it keeps getting better and better. (Just now realized that I missed my own 5th anniversary and totally forgot. Oops!)

Michelle said...

I didn't realize we started our blogs for the same basic reason. Happy anniversary, Sara. May the next six bring more joy than sorrow.

farmlady said...

You've reminded me that I wrote my first blog post five years ago on Jan. 30. Amazing.
I'm so glad that I found your blog and that I know you and your animals. Congratulations on 6 years. It's quite an accomplishment. Keep up the wonderful blog and may you always share both the sad and happy truth in writing about your farm.

small farm girl said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Im glad you started this blog. Just think, if you hadnt, I would not know you, nor would I have learned how to spin! Oh, the horror!!!! Lol. Look what you have started!!!!!! Couldnt imagine Blog Land without you. Congrats!

LannieK said...

Happy Anniversary and Congratulations Sara!
What an accomplishment ~ one that led to another, to another, and just keeps growing! May the years ahead be full of sunshine, flowers, friends and beautiful wool for ewe!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs & crackers for all!
:-) Elaine

gowestferalwoman said...

its always grand ;)

and even grander getting to know you and your flock!

gtyyup said...

Congratulations...a blog well done. Cheers to many more years!

Shirley said...

Congratulations- and thanks for sticking with it! I look at sheep completely differently since I came across your blog.

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