To all my faithful readers and friends of Nancy On The Home Front, I’m doing it. I’m stepping down from blogging and moving on to other adventures. After more than eight years, over 2000 published posts, 2435 subscribers to my blog and 114K followers on social media I am retiring from the world of blogging. The time has come to say thank you and farewell.
When I first started blogging I barely knew how to post a blog. I’ve learned so much over the years and met so many wonderful online friends. One of the most important things I learned is I don’t have to do it all by myself. There are so many people and groups out there that are willing to give advice and help you out.
Nancy On The Home Front started out as a way to share my love of gardening and our life in Vermont. We raised chickens, managed massive vegetables gardens and even raised bees. My focus was on preserving the harvest and having a full pantry. We lived within our means and had a really simple life.
As we got older and our children grew up and married and started having families of their own they all ended up living in Oregon and Washington. After many years of flying back and forth we decided we wanted to be part of our grandchildren’s lives and head west.
It was a long journey before our house finally sold and we were able to find another house in Oregon. We are now adjusting to living on a very small lot. No vegetable garden yet, and instead we are supporting our local CSA. I still try to preserve what I can and have a well-stocked pantry. It may look a little different from the pantry I let behind, but I am still prepared.
Do I miss life in Vermont? Absolutely, it was a dream, which turned into reality. Do I love living in Oregon? YES!, and I love seeing our children and grandchildren on a regular basis. Life goes by so quickly and we don’t know what the future holds so I enjoy every minute I spend with my grandchildren! I don’t believe in looking behind only looking ahead and the wonderful possibilities the future holds.
Perhaps in the future I may come back and start another blog but for now I am stepping away from the computer and I’m going to enjoy life to the fullest in Oregon. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your faithful readership, for the support you’ve given my blog and the many comments you’ve left over the years. I will miss you all. Thank you and farewell.
All the best for the New Year!