I have come to the point where I realize I need to update my website and blog to fit our new homestead and farm. There is nothing more than a house, a garage, and a sad little shed on this lot now, but soon I hope to boast a large garden and some new creatures.
In the meantime, I feel the need to address the fact that we are no longer on “less than a quarter-acre”. When someone new first visits this website, the first thing they see is a headline that reads, “Our adventure in gardening, angora rabbits, chickens, bees, and quail on less than a quarter-acre”. I always liked that in one simple sentence a person could grasp the basic concept of my blog’s purpose. But now, I feel as if the old headline couldn’t possibly portray all of the crazy things we have achieved here.
Moving to a new house and home and farm has forced me to reevaluate what my initial message should be. I want to give visitors our story of starting from scratch, beginning our journey on a small scrap of land, our passion for dirt, and our inability to surrender… all in one neat little sentence at the top of the page. I just need to figure out how to say it.
Last year many of you nominated us for Mother Earth News’ Homesteaders of the Year. M.E.News didn’t send us copies of your nominations, but a few of you readers did (which was very generous by the way). I was really surprised to see some of the things you said about us. All good things of course. A few of you really blew me away with your view of this humble farm-in-the-making. I mean– I did kind of start this Frühlingskabine Micro-Farm nonsense while lounging on the couch one evening thinking up logos for a “someday farm”.
I am curious to know how you would describe us to someone completely unknowing in just one sentence. Care to give it a whirl? Perhaps I will even steal your words and paste them to the top of the page.