Some of the things I meant to say in my last post, before I got distracted by algae (I was up later than usual and my mind goes rambling.)
I am going to stop hosting my blog on my own website, and go back to the old wordpress account for hosting. For at least a year, though, my domain name will stay the same, still wildhomestead.org, and I might continue to keep it after that. The old wordpress account runs ads occasionally, and sometimes they are annoying video ads, so that’s part of the reason I feel like I should announce it ahead of time. Switching will save me some money, and it will also lighten the load on the technical side of web hosting so I can spend more time just coming here to write. With my somewhat passive interest in blogging, this seems like the best plan for the time being. That means the blog will still be here and I can update it as inspiration comes.
Topic changes might be coming. I started this as a permaculture/gardening blog, and in the past I feel like I had a lot more to write on that subject while I was in the process of learning so much myself. Now that most of my gardening is a long-running perennial experiment, it seems redundant to repeat things over and over as I monitor the same projects year after year. Seasonal updates are nice, but daily and weekly updates just aren’t going to happen.
Instead, my son and I are starting our first year of homeschooling and I’m feeling drawn more and more to write about that. Raising animals and gardening will be a major feature of our homeschooling, but not enough to fill this blog I’m afraid. We’re going to do a lot of Bible study and a lot of classical reading and arithmetic work. I’m hoping to learn alongside him, because I feel like my writing needs a little cleaning up and so do my logic skills. Not that he’ll be learning logic this early in school, but that’s one reason I’m drawn to teaching the Trivium as a foundation.
The thing I’m not sure of is whether this blog will be the space to write about homeschooling. I think it would be nice to have some record of our studies, since a lot of family members seem to have questions about what exactly we’ll be doing. After my last post, my dear husband and others have stepped in to try to help me with some of the issues that have kept me from blogging much lately (including the camera!) My family and readers have been so supportive even as I’ve withdrawn, that I do feel like I should keep trying to find a way to make this work.
Only time will tell. Anyway, expect these other changes soon, and I apologize in advance for the ads that might pop up when I switch back to wordpress hosting.