Wednesday, February 17, 2010


In her blog post today, Jordan over at Blueberry Hills Homestead asked the question, " . . . do you read any well-written blogs about sustainability or homesteading? Or put another way - what are your favorite blogs that you read because you like the writing?"

First off, I want to say that I am continually amazed by how well most blogs are written. Talk about the talent out there! I am so seriously intimidated by the excellent writing that I frequently consider chucking my own feeble blogging attempts because my writing can in NO WAY measure up to most of what I read on other blogs.

But back to the question. There is one blog I read that fits the criteria set forth by Jordan. It is written by someone who manages to touch something deep in my soul with every blog she posts. She is MaineCelt and her blog is CowGaels in Tir na Blog.

Her way with words is simply unbelievable. I am sure she is receiving some kind of divine assistance when she writes. That's the only explanation I can come up with, and I wanna go on record right now in stating it's just not fair to the rest of us, dang it.

I wish I could describe what it is about her writing that affects me so much. I simply cannot put it in words. (If I were a better writer, maybe I could!) At any rate, nearly every time I read one of her posts, I find myself with tears in my eyes. It is that beautiful. Sometimes her quirky sense of humor brings me to tears of laughter. But always I am awestruck by the way she can write . . . with her ability to put written words on the page in the very unique, magical way she does.

So, Jordan, that's my answer to your question of a blog I read because I like the writing. And an added plus to pique your interest? MaineCelt writes about sustainability and homesteading.


Jordan said...

Oh wow - that IS good! Thanks!

Erin said...

I have visited her blog as well, although haven't yet commented. You are right!

Claire said...

What are you talking about??? I was marveling just yesterday (when I read about you and the lamb chops) how you are always able to come up with these great stories, how your lead up to the climax of the story is so well-planned and detailed...I think you are a great writer. And, your daughter takes after you in that.

Mama Pea said...

Hi, Jordan - I'm glad I could have turned you on to MaineCelt!

Hey, Erin - I often have trouble commenting on MaineCelt's blog because I can't find adequate words.

Oh, Claire! You know you're just saying that because Chicken Mama and I would seek you out and beat you up if you didn't.

Thank you, little second daughter.