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Go to www.ditchthegrid.org and click on the Subscribe widget in the sidebar. If you re-subscribed on this page, your subscription did not carry over.

I had quite a few followers on this wordpress page, but when I switched hosts, the subscriptions did not follow through. I hope you’ll remain up to date on my latest exploits by subscribing today!

Many thanks,
Robin

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Howdy folks. My web goddess finished the conversion process for my blog. I’m on a new host and platform… but I don’t know if your subscriptions will move over with the conversion.  I hope you’ll click on www.ditchthegrid.org and enter your email in the “Follow” box in the right sidebar and re-subscribe. I love getting comments from everyone, and I’d like to know you’re still interested in following my exploits.

Cheerio!

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Silent December #30 – 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Silent December #19

So we’re still under construction here on the blog. Those who have subscribed are getting posts in their inboxes, otherwise, it’s a bit of an adventure to click through to the main page. The thing is that we’re waiting for all the content to be backed up before we can switch over to the new platform. Sorry for the inconvenience – a gal who’s much more tech savvy than myself is working her fingers to the bone to get it all switched over.  In the meantime, here’s some more pretty for you:

Loving the vintage Christmas cards this year!!!

Loving the vintage Christmas cards this year!!!

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Silent December #18

Two weeks from today, this will be my view. Although, it'll probably have more snow.  :)

Two weeks from today, this will be my view. Although, it’ll probably have more snow. 🙂

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Silent December #17

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Gifts under the tree… Soon to be on their way to their new homes…

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Silent December #7

I'm not sure where this came from, but I love it! I love the quote and I adore the photo...

I’m not sure where this came from, but I love it! I love the quote and I adore the photo…

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Silent December #2

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Riches to Rags… on purpose

I’m really having a hard time believing that my life is about to change so dramatically… I keep expecting to wake up from the dream.

I just returned from yet another business trip – Reno, Nevada this time. I stayed in the most magnificent suite at the Grand Sierra Resort, living the life of luxury in a town second only to Vegas in terms of excesses.  Excesses in a good way, as far as I’m concerned, but excesses nonetheless. But am on the precipice of giving it all up. I’m giving up a hard-built professional career to keep chickens, raise food, keep bees and transition to the life of an agrarian goddess. I’m leaving the so-called riches for a life of kitchen rags and canning jars. Life’s been a blur these past couple of months, but this was officially my last business trip as a non-profit director.

Today my oldest and dearest friend comes to visit with her son for 12 days. I’m looking forward to having “family” here for Thanksgiving this year. Aside from my own sister and Dad, she’s the closest to family I have. We’ve known each other for 38 years, and it’s safe to say she’s more than just my friend – she’s a dear friend of my family.

As soon as they leave, the day after Turkey Day, I begin packing my belongings for the trek cross-country to my new life.

The more I learn about this new house, the more I like it!  In fact, I just found out today that the people who own it now would be willing to sell it off – rent to own, or outright – if I/we were interested. I’ll have to see how it goes and if I might be interested in that in the future. My friend told the owners that this is a two-year proposition at minimum with the experiment. So between seeing what the land can do, and if I can make myself a decent living from writing and other pursuits, who knows!

Poor McHenry. I think he’s stressing out a bit knowing how much work is ahead for us. But any farmer can tell you, it’s certainly not a life of leisure. Simplicity, perhaps – ease? Definitely not. I came from this kind of a lifestyle growing up. He didn’t. So I know what’s ahead for us, and I’m trying to quell his anxiety.

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