Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New look for the blog

Now more than a year into this blog, it was time for an update. Big shout-out to Molly who created the new header for the blog. It was a nice barter for some gardening phone support! I've also been playing with the layout to make it easy for people to subscribe and find previous posts. 

Shout-out as well to my friend Tim who, during a great Facebook thread about a new name, came up with The Urbane Farmer. It fit all my criteria, short, catchy and descriptive of who I am.

It's hard to believe that I've been blogging now for more than a year, starting with a post titled "You can take the man out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the man." My mom often said that about me, so shout out to MOM as well, who has inspired me more than she knows to reconnect with gardening, grow my own food, prepare it well and to take the next obvious step, preserve it for good eating in the winter. Watch for adventures in canning this autumn!

I'd also like to acknowledge my husband and silent partner in this blog. I write 'em, and he quietly goes in and fixes grammar and the occasional typo that I miss because I'm so excited about the first garlic or earthworms or mulch.

Finally, thank you to those who read and follow this blog, I truly enjoy the experience, relish your comments and hope you are having as much fun with this as I am.

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