It’s the winter solstice. The days are going to get longer and spring is on the way. 2012, you have gone by so quickly.
Around this time last year I set out a few resolutions for 2012. Here’s a recap of what those were:
- Grow a giant pumpkin.
- Grow enough in our own neighborhood gardens to feed ourselves for the summer.
- Process chickens.
- Harvest Honey.
- Start a monthly potluck circle.
So how did we do with those? Well, we tried to grow the pumpkin. We planted it, we watered it, we fed it compost tea. But it only got to about the size of a volley ball. So next year, we will have to try again.
Number two, well… not quite yet. We’ll keep on that road. We did process chickens this year, as well as harvest our own honey, though.
The potluck. We started the monthly potluck in February. We have hosted one every month since then except in June (kids were all sick) and November (we were out of town, hunting). And this is one resolution we are definitely keeping up with.
I’m still thinking over what my resolutions for the new year will be. Do you have any resolutions for yourself yet? How about ideas for me? Something you want to see me try?