Monday, 29 June 2015

500th Post!

I've just noticed that is is my 500th post I've written for this blog and it feels like a real milestone.

I posted my first post about our life on this little homestead on the 3rd of March 2012 as I wanted to keep a record of what we were doing here. 

Three years later a lot has changed, we've had another child, I've become a stay at home parent, I've planted trees, grown loads of food, breed chickens, purchased sheep, rented land, the list goes on! 

What's really amazing is you've all stuck around to read it! I'm constantly amazed that people want to read what I get up to here and I want to thank each and everyone of you - having people that are interested in what I do makes it so much more special and encourages me to do more. 

I'm so appreciative of our little community of blogs and the comments and emails I receive. It's great to know others are trying to live the same way or are interested in this work filled way of living, it's also going to be great for my daughters to look back on this record of daily life and shake their heads at how mental their dad is!

So 500 posts, 410,716 page views and 7951 comments later I'm feeling very lucky, you've stuck by me for the highs, lows and spelling mistakes of setting up a homestead in the English countryside and it's everything I could ever want (although a few more hours in the day wouldn't go amiss!).

Thanks again everyone - Stay around for the 501st post as I might have something very exciting to tell you all! 

36 comments:

  1. Ah, bless your little ones - they are adorable :)

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  2. congratulations on reaching 500 its be a joy to read your going ons, I always look for your posts reading what you and your family get up makes my life seem ordinary :-)

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    1. Cheers Dawn, I've really enjoyed writing it, funny when people ask me how I find the time to write it and they spend all evening watching TV!

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  3. Congratulations on your 500 blog milestone Kev. I read all your posts.

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    1. Cheers Dave, It seems to have gone pretty fast.

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  4. Congratulations, Kev, and keep up the good work!

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    1. Cheers Gorges and thanks for reading and all the comments over the years.

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  5. Congrats Kev from one of your followers in Australia. I enjoy your posts and your daughters are dear little girls . Thank you for your blog .

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    1. Thanks Leisha, it's amazing that we can read each others writing and goings on from all round the world. I'm going to pop and have a look at your blog now!

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    2. sorry Kev I don't have a blog . Had to create an account to comment !

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    3. You should start one, some of my favourites are in the southern hemisphere!

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  6. It's amazing how much you've accomplished on your homestead. I love seeing what you're doing. Your daughters are adorable!

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    1. It feels like there is still so much to do! I'll get there one day I'm sure!

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  7. You probably made the MI-5 watch list as well.

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    1. I don't doubt it! I should imagine anyone who wants to be a little independent from the system is on there. I'm lower on the list than you though!

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  8. "Something exciting to tell us," I sure hope it has to do with gardening and not Bruce Jenner!!!!

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  9. Lovely photo :-)

    It's been a pleasure to have been reading for that long, it sure whizzes by fast when you're planting and growing doesn't it.

    Exciting news eh .... you're not going to be a stay at home dad to three are you ;-)

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    1. You guessed it Sue! Although I have to go back to work for a bit first!

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  10. happy anniversary kev! i love reading your blog!

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    1. Cheers Jaz, yours always makes my mouth water!

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  11. I love our blog world, meeting loads of lovely people, I too started just to record my little bit of this world and then followers came. Each year I turn my blog into a book, so I have a dairy as well. Keep your post coming, I look forward to hearing your news.

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    1. Turning your blog into a book is a good idea, who do you use to do that? Do you put comments in there as well? I might have to do that I think.

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  12. Congrats on 500 posts and good wishes for 500 more.

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  13. Congrats on 500!
    I am surprised you can find he time to write with the two kids and the farm.

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    1. I tend to write wither just before I go to bed or when I've done my jobs in the morning and I'm waiting for the kids to wake up enough to dress them!

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  14. Congrats to ya, I am missing in action a lot lately but trying to keep up with reading blogs as much as I can. Its bound to slow down some soon!

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    1. Keep doing the work while you've got it! I said to my wife last night, if I didn't have to work I could manage this place pretty easily!

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  15. Congratulations on your 500th, long may it last, your blog is so entertaining and I love hearing all about your garden and DIY and your family. Hmm, exciting news? You've won the lottery....? your family is about to get bigger....?

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    1. Thanks Sue, No lottery winnings here so maybe your other idea...

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  16. An inspirational blog written by an inspirational man.

    Congrats Kev and Family on your 500th post.

    Keep them coming. Thank you for posting, I may not comment on each post but be sure I read and enjoy each one.

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    1. I might have to frame that quote Sol as I think it's the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me!

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