Wow, time flies when you stop blogging! I can quite honestly say that 2011 has been a year of ups and downs. So much has happened that I just sit and shake my head as I think back on it. The conclusion though is God is faithful in all things and we press on.
My real reason for dusting off the old blog is because I like to blog as I start something new. It keeps me focused on the goal. What's the goal this time you ask? Nothing completely new. I just want to renew my quest for a healthier way of life for me and my family.
Those of you that know me already know that I love to garden. We raise chickens so we have fresh eggs. Some of you may not know that I grind my own grain to make our breads and pasta. I buy milk from an old German farmer. I make our yogurt from the milk and sometimes butter. I buy fresh, in season produce from food co-ops whenever possible.
We are trying to eat "real" food as much as possible. I want to cut down on trips to the grocery store and eliminate eating out. This is difficult because, even though we homeschool, we lead a busy life and it's hard to always plan ahead. So, here I am, confessing my shortcomings to whomever decides to read this blog and pledge to once again try harder.
Hopefully, I will be back tomorrow to tell you about the first steps in our quest!