Wednesday, July 3, 2024

A Change

Blogging was different when I made my first post in mid-2008.  I've thoroughly enjoyed it as a way of communication and treasure the many readers with whom I've become friends even though we've never met.
 
Times change, people change.  I often wonder what happened to certain bloggers I knew years ago.  I miss them.
 
All is well here.  We'll always be busy on our little homestead.  We have plans for the future, but are trying to be sensible(!) about jumping into anything too soon.  (Been there, done that.)  Some changes are being made first toward creating more balance in life prior to adding anything new.  (Wait.  Could we be gaining a bit of wisdom?)
 
All this is to say I will miss all of you who read my words, but it's time for me to discontinue, close down, put to bed A Home Grown Journal.
 
 

25 comments:

Kathy said...

I've really enjoyed reading your blog over the years and will miss you and all of your posts. Take care.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I have to admit I’m sad to hear this as I always enjoy reading your posts. However, it sounds like you have plans and perhaps changes. I wish nothing but the best for you! - Jenn

Jon V said...

Thanks for the years of blogging and I hope things go well for you.

Jan said...

You will be missed! Praying the very best for you, and God bless!

Michelle said...

I think I came to your blog from Susan's "e-i-e-i-omg", and now both your blogs will be gone and I will feel an even bigger hole. Bloggers are like penpals to me, and even though I know I could email or even snailmail, I'll miss the blog format and photos. I feel a bit like Charlie Brown....

gz said...

I think we have been blogging for about the same length of time... although I only found your blog relatively recently.
I will miss your writing.

At least we know why you have stopped...not just disappeared.

Will you still be calling by other peoples' blogs ?

SmartAlex said...

Yours has been one of my favorite blogs and I always enjoy the interaction in the comments. In fact, you have set the standard and taught me that responding to comments helps bring in readership and fun interaction. I am glad that you have let us know that you are signing off because I also have wondered what happened to beloved Bloggers who simply faded away. I wish you all the best and I hope you will continue to check into my Blog now and then.

Rosalea said...

I am sad...but I understand. Thank you for all the years. Sending wishes for the best for you and all the Peas.

Anonymous said...

Goodbye and good luck, Mama & Papa Pea. Kris in Ohio

Georgia said...

Thank you for all your fine posts over the years, giving this East Coast woman a glimpse of your wonderful life in Minnesota. And thank you for letting us know you’re closing down the blog. I’ll miss your point of view. Wish you and your family all the best in the coming years. Best wishes, Georgia

Katie C. said...

Oh nooooo!

I stop by your blog every morning. It’s been a pleasure to read your posts. You will be missed! ❤️

Take care and good luck with all of your future endeavors, Katie C.

Anonymous said...

I, too, check your blog every day and sometimes when you hadn't posted anything for several days I would wonder if you were okay. I'll miss you.
And, will your blog stay alive/online for a while, so I can go back and print out some of the posts?
Charlotte from San Antonio

Leigh said...

This is sad news, but I get it. I hope you'll leave it up, though. It's a great resource, and when people delete their blogs, it seems spammers get ahold of the web address.

Goatldi said...

You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille with four hungry children and crops in the field. You will always be in the wind floating around as younger ones come along.I hope that those of us who have your contact by email can keep on with a Hey you Mama Pea once in awhile.

It ain't over until the fat lady sings.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

I too feel the need to shut mine down too. I look way way back and old posts and read conversations with you and so many bloggers that are no longer here, and learned a lot. Unfortunatley, for me, I have a stalker that keeps hacking my blog, so it's to where I can't even had an email on it, nor share more down to earth happenings here. Like you said too, there is the same ol' same ol' garden stuff going on. I will miss you, but I too, may be joining you rather soon. I just may have the time to write a book after that too.

Marie said...

... I'll miss you and the "life in the northwoods" moments .. thank you for sharing your story with the rest of us ...

M


Anonymous said...

You will be missed. All the best.

Annie in Ocala said...

I will miss you too! Take care and God Bless!

sheepmom said...

I will miss you too! I found your pleasant blog about 4 yrs ago. You know when we had lots of time to read. :) And you are from a state that is close to my heart, I have much family there. I learned lots. Take care

Wendy said...

It was allways a pleasure reading your posts. Thanks for the wonderfull recipes you posted a few years ago. Thanks for me being able to learn something about another region, another climate etc. I knew this were coming; blogs became fewer and fewer. But it's ok, understandable, things/people change. You will be missed though by me. Thanks for letting us know. Enjoy life as it proceeds ;-)
Wendy from the Netherlands

JustGail said...

I'll miss your posts. Thank you for letting us know you will no longer be posting.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your life in the north woods. I’ve learned gardening tips, new recipes, and enjoyed your flowers & quilting. Best wishes to all the “Peas”!
WI Dee

Shepherdess55 said...

This is sad news but nothing is sure in life except change. I hope the changes you're making will be successful and bring you joy.

Tim B. Inman said...

Well Shoot! As usual, I'm late to the party, but still I will miss your words. I've taken the summer off writing my Farm Report, too. Writing is a task. Those who don't do it can't understand it. I do. Live on! Look forward, not behind.

Cheers and a hug from Oakdale Farm

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