You may have noticed the title of the blog has changed from homegrown & handmade to The Thrifty Homesteader. There is one simple reason for that -- my second book, EcoThrifty, is coming out this fall, and I really, really do not want another blog in my life, so I tried to come up with a name that would encompass the ideas in both books.
I really love blogging, but I love staying in touch with my readers, and it's been killing me to know that I have not been blogging on here regularly. Add another blog to the picture, and I'd be MIA far too often. I've had my blog at Antiquity Oaks since 2006, writing about our homesteading adventures, which I still want to do. And I've started a writers blog, which isn't exactly the best thing I've ever written, but I really want to write about writing and hopefully help a few other writers along the way. Besides, I doubt the majority of people reading either this blog or my farm blog would be interested in the writing life.
I do think that readers of this blog will enjoy the EcoThrifty topics I'll start writing about in September when the book is released. Homesteading is, by definition, ecothrifty. The book includes recipes that will save you lots of time and money, as well as original tips on making your own cleaning supplies, skin care products, and more.
Now that I've read the electronic galley of EcoThrifty and submitted corrections, my role in the process is winding down. That means I'll have more time for blogging! yay!
And I have to thank all my Facebook friends for helping me through the complicated process of trying to come up with a new name for the website. It was really tough! Thanks for not letting me go with one of those "green" names, and many thanks to Shel Gooch for coming up with The Thrifty Homesteader!
Over the next few weeks, I'm looking forward to sharing recipes and more homesteading how-to posts before life again gets crazy in September with my husband going back to teaching and EcoThrifty being published.