Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 9th - First post of the new year - 2013

First of all, I'm very thankful that the world would end in December. Now, let's move forward and try and make it a better place to live.  There are so many things that can be done.  I think one of the things we really need to work on is our environment, clean air, clean water, clean soil, you get the picture.  I, for one, am very interested in growing heirloom vegetables, not modern hybrids (unless it's something I find completely facinating) and definitely not anything that is a GMO. I'm currently trying to decide what to grow in my garden (and I will post it here what I end up starting/planting).  If you're interested in heirloom or organic gardening, check out Seed Savers Exchange, Baker Creek Heirlooms, Organic Gardening, etc, here on the web (most are on FB also).  Also, talk to you local garden club or even your local library has TONS of books available, go check them out!

Since it is the new year, I know a lot of people have done the whole new year's resolution thing.  I decided this year not to make one but to try and set goals instead.  Hopefully, that will be easier than the whole resolution thing that makes you feel guilty if you don't keep up with it.  My biggest one is trying to get myself and my horse into some semblance of shape. Another one, try and get all of those unfinished projects finished.

It's already been a busy year for sewing and knitting.  I'm currently working on finishing up a wrapper for civil war reenacting and just finished a pair of knitted undersleeves. The finished undersleeves are for sale and the original pattern and my version are posted on my knitting blog.

We're also getting ready for the Midwest Civil War Civilians conference in Fort Wayne, IN.  It will be at the end of the month.  It's a lot of fun and a lot to learn.  You can find more info here.

Also, this year is the 150th anniversary of several civil war battles, including Gettysburg and Chickamauga.  If your interested in attending the BGA's (Blue Gray Alliance) Gettysburg event, here is the link to the website or the Chickamauga event here.

Have a great day everyone!