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stumbling self sufficiency in a small space


Happy anniversary! Cottage Smallholder is three years old today

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Happy anniversary! Cottage Smallholder is three years old today

It was a cold and wet day in August when I started this blog. Danny set up the software and I hovered in the background impatient to make a start. By the time everything was ready to go I looked at the default message on the first Classic WordPress screen. Two simple words stared out at me. “Hello world.” All enthusiasm was punctured with a phut. “Well what are you going to write?” “I certainly wouldn’t have started like that.” In fact I hadn’t actually thought about what to write about. I glanced around the kitchen and...

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Blogroll

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Blogroll

Every blogroll is special. Even the ones that have over a hundred names. Mine holds the blogs that I visit regularly. If I don’t have the time to drop by, I often think of posts that they have they have written – ideas that have touched me. Even though I have met only one of the authors, I count all these bloggers as friends. Sometimes , late at night, we wonder about these ‘friends’ and plan a party for the boggers that we like and have never met. One day this will happen. The hugs will be enormous and the gossip afterwards will...

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Belated Happy Birthday

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Belated Happy Birthday

We’d been looking forward to the blog’s birthday, crossing off the days as we sailed into August. This morning I realised that we’d missed it. Yesterday the blog was two years old. So tonight we raised two large glasses of sloe vodka to the blog. It has bought us so much joy. My mum always says that when she wakes on my birthday she lies in bed and thinks of watching the dawn break on the morning that I was born. She tells me how happy she was – a new life sleeping beside her. Our blog snoozes beside us at night and has...

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