Yesterday began with a tickle.
Today I intend to stay in my wool union suit, tucked into a ball of fleece blankets by the fire. I'm a wimp when it comes to the first day or so of being sick. I'm sure tomorrow I'll be exerting myself beyond good measure, hauling wood and working horses again. Today, however, I reserve the right to be a whiney grouch.
In the process of doing nothing today, I have managed to find a few great new blogs to follow, as well as the few I've already been following. I figured it might be a good day to share them in case anyone else is stuck in a ball of blankets with a box of tissues.
- Chiot's Run is by far my favorite blog at the moment. It's author, Susy, is from Ohio and she is a fantastic writer and photographer. The best part about this blog is that Susy is in the same gardening zone as I am and she gets much of the same weather, so many of her posts I can directly relate to.
- Fast Grow the Weeds is another localish blog that I follow regularly. El doesn't update as often as she used to, but when she does it's usually worth the wait. She raises goats, makes cheese, and has built a beautiful outdoor oven. Her blog is full of wonderful photographs as well.
- Mack Hill Farm is a blog from New Hampshire, local to my parents in Keene. Again, it's nice to read about things I can relate to. I read here to find out just what the weather has been up to in the fickle area of southern NH. Mack Hill also raises Icelandic Sheep, as well as several other species, and I have chatted a bit with Lisa over there to learn more about the wonderful species of sheep that I have involved myself with.
- Plants on Deck is the last of my staple favorites. It is full of wonderful accounts of container gardening for the urban gardener. Since there is a lot of area here where the soil is questionable, I have used this blog as inspiration to container garden - especially when it comes to planting in 5 gallon buckets!
- Gardening to Preserve is a blog I discovered this morning. I've read quite a bit of it and it is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The blog is full of recipes for pickling and preserves (hence the name) as well as garden plans and more. There is even an entry about making your own yogurt which really grabbed my attention!
- Small Wonder Farm is another one I discovered today. I love the crazy pink layout, and while the entries tend to be short they're full of photographs. Maybe I'm just short-attention-spanned, but I really do like to see colorful photographs in a blog.
- Green Zebra Market Garden is the last of my shared blogs that I discovered today. The author posts a lot of craft centered entries. I haven't delved quite as deeply into this one yet, but so far it seems worth reading regularly!
I admit I borrowed photos from each of these blogs to show a bit of what they're like. If anyone has problems with me posting their photos, please let me know and I will remove them immediately!
What blogs do you regularly follow? Do you prefer instructional blogs, opinion-based blogs or news blogs? Do you personally blog?