Quarter Acres 1 year blog Anniversary – Growing your own groceries


We are 1 year old this week πŸ™‚ This reminded me of my first ever blog. I had no idea whatsoever of what I was doing and was actually just trying to start a journal for us of our efforts over a year….I thought I could just put it out “there” at a later date if I chose to !!!! Yes, I know, naive into the ways of technology and social media! I got 3 followers that day and wondered why and how that happened. Then I ‘got it’ and was panic stricken. That’s wasn’t what I had expected or was prepared for. I am (was) a rather private person and this was rather scary. But…what I had hoped for was that we learned something that others could benefit from Β one day, hopefully – younger families would be inspired to grow some of their own food to help through hard times. After a year long journey of doing it ourselves and blogging, this is still my hope. These are hard times, insecure times for so many – this is one thing we can do to save a whopping amount of money. We eat far better now than we ever did buying food from a supermarket and we eat better than anyone we know. Good food, grown ourselves cheaply, much of it stored for winter and autumn, cooked well…it doesn’t get any more satisfying.

Over the course of the year I had met some awesome, awesome people who I am happy to call friends. I look forward to our conversations and reading of your lives and your thoughts….you special ladies know who you are and I truly appreciate your presence in my life xxx For all of you thanks for supporting and commenting, for reading my ramblings and for teaching me also, I learn alot from the blogs of others.

And because my intention always for this blog is to inspire struggling families I will add these links for some of my older posts for any newbies out there who are thinking of growing a little, or alot, for themselves.This food in the photo was grown here or is as cheap as food gets! And thank you Backyard FarmerΒ for the starter, the bread is delicious πŸ™‚ (and for an inspiring blog of your own!)

My Β list of ‘best for value’ homegrown vegetables and fruitΒ for kitchen and pantry

Growing your own food

Beginners Guide to Frugal Gardening

Beginners Guide to Frugal Gardening (2)

Thank you everyone for reading my ramblings πŸ™‚


48 thoughts on “Quarter Acres 1 year blog Anniversary – Growing your own groceries

  1. A year! You started blogging not long before I did and by the time I found you – you were a seasoned pro!! Isn’t life amazing! You keep a great blog Wendy, full of interesting snippets and you share great recipes and other interesting things [like artists] πŸ™‚ You are one of my favsd!! Congratulations, I am sure you are an absolute inspiration to many young parents as you are to those of us who are [ahem] a little older!! πŸ™‚ xoxo


  2. You are an inspiration to me!!!!! I enjoy reading your blog + look forward to the next year of all your wonderful posts:-) Congrats on a year:-) You are an amazing person and I really have learned so much from you about learning to live a better life:-) I am grateful you keep your recipes on the side so I can catch up-tee hee!!!


  3. So you started blogging right after me. I thought that you had been here for awhile :). I love to read your posts and I love trying some of your recipes. Keep on blogging and congrats on your one year anniversary!


  4. Happy anniversary! One year, not to shabby πŸ˜‰ having been a blogger for only two months, I sure hope I have your stamina and can celebrate my one year December 16th this year, and you’ll be closer to your two by then….


  5. It might take me half of a week to get around to hitting “Q” in my RSS Feed Reader but I wouldn’t miss my only “Q” entry for quids! I LOVE this blog. I have learned so much from your exploits, adventures and your amazing ethos. It spurs me on to try harder and to get out there when sometimes it looks so hard. As penniless student hippies we love finding people with common ethos (and equally moth chewed pockets πŸ˜‰ ) that just “get” us and our life. Hugs from Tassie Wendy and heres to many more years of sharing. You really do inspire me and I dare say you give hope and direction to many people out there that might just drop in for a post or two but who may just change their lives with the precious information that you share here πŸ™‚


  6. A year in the Virtual Village! Wow!! I thought you’d been on here, like, forever!
    πŸ™‚ You inspire me, too, Wendy; since I don’t grow much these days, just a few houseplants, your gardening, preserving, thrifty shopping, cooking, oh, all of it!, gives me something vicariously that I miss so much. And you and Roger work so hard and accomplish so much that I feel it possible for me to do the same again one day . . . I love your posts and have met other great people through you, so your blog serves many purposes for many people. You deserve a Happy Dance just for you, for bringing so much to the tables, real and virtual. ❀ ❀ ❀ and big hugs to you. ~ Linne


    • Thank you Linne πŸ™‚ I will do that happy dance just for you then! I am really glad you enjoy my posts and I am also glad you have met other lovely people through it. I really have met some special people and am very thankful to have their company at times πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ and yes, one day you will do it all again because that is who you are! Big hugs also πŸ™‚


  7. Congratulations on your first year! I’m really enjoying your posts and am so glad to have found your blog. πŸ™‚ Here’s to many enjoyable years of blogging to come. Cheers! Gina


  8. Wow, a year hey. Congratulations but I am well surprised. I haven’t backread all your posts but I was sure you’d been blogging for ages longer! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing your journey and as Fran says it’s lovely to meet others (even if only virtually) where I am not just a weird hippy but one of a community of weird hippy types. πŸ˜‰ Keep up the wonderful blog and I look forward in continuing to read for the next 12 months and well beyond.


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