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!