[No picture here cuz I can't upload one. Dang!]
So let's do this while I try and sort out how its now gonna cost me money to keep on blogging....
First, I'd like to wish everyone a happy pie day! Yep this is the day that everyone does their baking for the big Turkey Day extravaganza. Do you have your bake on? Whatcha making?
Next, this has kinda been rolling around in my head for a while so I think I'm just gonna blurt it out. I absolutely love my blog pals. I love hearing about your lives, your successes, and all of us cheering each other on. Whether you are a professional herdsman, farmer, just starting out, or just a wanna be homesteader I really enjoy hearing about everyone's lives. So the comments and emails I get are truly appreciated.
Sometimes I get some crazy comments and way off emails. Not often. But sometimes. So here's the thing, if you don't like this blog then don't read it. I'm only gonna drive you more crazy and bashing your head against the "you're doing it wrong" rock will only make your life shorter. We like the way we do things and it works for us. If it doesn't work for you then that's fine. But if you want to come here to troll or fight just take your kind of crazy somewhere else. Not only will I not publish your comment, I'll make fun of you to my friends.
Some people like controversy and fighting. I don't. If you think I'm wrong then fine. I'm clear on your position and I'm still not going to publish your comment. Don't like my chickens? That's fine. Don't like my friends, cats, or my spelling? That's fine too.
This goes for "the facebook" too. If you go to my page just to fight with me or my friends I'll just keep deleting your posts. If you wonder what happened to your comment you may want to think about what you said before you keep trying to post it. It will just keep getting deleted. More often then not I'll contact you directly and let you know why. But if you're just trolling then I won't bother.
Here's why - if you took everyone I knew and stuck them in a room they'd probably have nothing in common..... but me. I know, and love, a huge range of people from every point on every spectrum. I may not agree with everything about you, but there is probably one thing that I really love, admire, or respect and that is good enough for me.
So if you throw some kind of strong comment out there it will probably splash up, unkindly, on someone I know. That's why I'm not publishing it. Me? You can call me names all day and I'll just think you are ridiculous. But if you have something unkind to say about anyone it will probably affect someone I care about. So that's why I keep a tight rein on the comments.
So in the spirit of tomorrow's big Turkey Day I just want to say how thankful I am for all of you. Thank you for your hilarious tales, ridiculous stories, constant encouragement, well wishes, well timed advice, and those deeply personal, extremely touching emails and notes.
Happy Pie Day everyone - now go and make pie all day, hug your loved ones, and get your fat pants ready for tomorrow!