I am excited that the new year is upon us. 2011 was not all bad but it surely was not one of my better years. I am hopeful for the new beginnings of 2012. I always make new years resolutions but I often try and get a head start by initiating them right around Christmas. I believe goals are good and you just never know what may come of them. I had no idea when I committed to deliver food weekly for 1 year to an older couple 2 years ago that the man, whom I refer to as my farmer friend would become one of the most significant people in my life! I see him or speak to him almost every day. Honestly, I cannot even imagine life without this man. He truly is the salt of the earth!
So for 2012 I have 3 goals:
- Perseverance – Get Fit via the great outdoors taking to the woods 4 days a week and journal about my experience.
- Patience- have more of it.
- Organize – I will make great efforts to improve in this category. This is the #1 thing Maine Man heckles me about.
What are your goals for the New Year? Would love to hear!
Lastly, I will share a several posts from 2011 that I think are worth bringing forward.
In January I posted about making yogurt and later in the month I shared a pretty picture of my canned goods. Come March we were making treats for our feathered friends, a great winter project! In April I posted about our adventures with maple syrup. By May the greenhouse was starting to have a little color then there was also a soil review Maine Man did for Kennebec Organics. By the end of May we were eating the first of our asparagus. In June I came home with bees. Just in time for summer time bbq’s I posted a tasty recipe for spinach artichoke dip. By July the gardens were in full bloom and little did I know I’d have a outhouse in my backyard. To my surprise in September I won $250 in a photo contest hosted through Activity Maine. In October we used the cider press that my farmer friend brought me a good many times, we even hosted a cider pressing party which will surely become a yearly event. Into November we were still eating greens from the greenhouse. Enjoy!
Happy New Year to All!