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A Year in Review: 2013

2013 A Year in Review

Happy New Year!

This year has been an adventure here.  I didn’t write nearly as many blog posts as I did the previous year because I needed to re-prioritize my life.  2012, I spent a lot of time on the blog.  A lot! All of that effort was worth it because I built up a great audience of ferment freaks and made many new friends along the way.  But with 4 boys, homeschooling, expanding our little homestead, and two blogs, something had to give.  So this last year I focused on less blog posts but more quality.  Instead of 2-3 posts a week, I posted 1-3 times a month.

Nothing has really changed much this year.  I’m still homeschooling 4 boys (though as they get older, they get more and more independent), still homesteading and still writing for two blogs (if your’re curious about the second, I write about crazy life with boys at www.noisecoveredindirt.com).  If anything, I may have added more.  I started playing guitar (and ukulele and mandolin) for our church worship team, reigniting my excitement for music that got put on the back burner while raising children and I’ve been busy earning my black belt in taekwondo (not quite there yet but I will earn my black belt early in 2014). But between teaching my boys, raising rabbits and chickens, weeding the giant garden, making fun ukulele covers, kicking kids in the head… err I mean sparring, writing goofy stories about my kids, I still manage to find time to ferment.  There is always kombucha and water kefir going and my ferment fridge is still packed with wonderful fermented veggies from my garden this last season.

What will this new year bring for Pickle Me Too?  This year for the blog I plan on posting a monthly ferment recipe and hope to include an occasional video tutorial to show how easy fermenting really is. I will also be building up an arsenal of FAQ’s.  I’ve made a few in the past but would like to keep them coming.  I want Pickle Me Too to have all the information you need to feel comfortable fermenting. Sign up for my newsletter (form in the left sidebar) so you don’t miss a thing!

Enough of my blabbering.  In case you missed any, here are the top 13 posts in 2013from this last year.

#1 Kombucha Sourdough Starter

#2 Chia Seed Kombucha

#3 What’s So Bad About Gummy Candy

#4 Let’s Get Fruity!  How to Ferment Fruits

#5 Water Kefir vs Kombucha

#6 Gluten Free Sourdough Pizza

#7 Raw Milk Yogurt

#8 Kimchi: Stinky Yummy Goodness

#9 Do I Have To Use a Special Vessel to Ferment?

#10 A Warning About Fermenting in Fidos

#11 Review of The Boss Pickler

#12 Sauerkraut: To Can or Not To Can

#13 Fermented Applesauce

Have a Happy New Year and here’s to a wonderful 2014!


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