There is a saying in the ‘blogger world’ that you get the 4th month itch. At around 4 months of blogging, you lose the vanity and become maybe disinterested.
I am there. I really hate to admit it, but I truly think it is poor timing.
Things are picking up outside with the animals and all of the gardens. School is ending for the kids. We have had a few pretty big schedule changes happen within our house killing some of my ‘blogging time’. Plus the infamous four-month-itch is falling in the same timeframe.
I will figure it out.
I will find a new schedule that works for all of the things.
When I began this blog, I was dreaming of all of the things I have done and will continue to do throughout our journey. I was excited.
Now I am living it and explaining it all and struggling to come up with a Friday blog.
I raked the entire sheep pen so hopefully grass will grow and we can stop wasting money on hay.
Two chicks disappeared this week.
The chickens ate the tomato plants.
I killed a SCOBY somehow.
We probably have to cull our hen, Samoa.
We upgraded the living quarters for the duck and chicks.
All of this is seeming arbitrary to me. I don’t see a reason why anyone wants to read this anymore.
Am I too busy to care currently? Should I switch to a monthly Friday catch-up instead of a weekly one? Possibly I am being too hard on myself.
I just hate complaining. With things going wrong it is hard for me to share when I don’t have an answer to how I will make it right, or how this will be fixed in attempt to prevent it from happening again.
Currently, I don’t have answers.
I suppose Mother Nature takes its course and we just learn to go with it. How does one swallow the fact that some animals died without blinking? I have a death count of 10 birds this year. TEN.
Here I am saying how to take care of birds and mine just keep disappearing.
In case you lost count – I lost four chicks that had drowned, two were taken by a predator, two chicks randomly died and then two more disappeared.
Did I start a blog too early into my skill-building?
Am I stressing out about all the technicalities of a blog – driving traffic, building an audience, growing my network, etc… that I lost the magic that inspired me?
Time will tell.
I apologize for a vent-session, but also – I said this blog would be the bad things too. If you have a word of encouragement, it will be needed this week. THANKS!
I did learn something this week about making a natural fertilizer for the garden!
Both Birds are 2 wks old. Ricky grows so fast!
The Sheep Shed was represented in a local Mud Run @ ERXMotoPark this weekend.
If you ever have any questions, or ideas for future blogs, comment below or shoot me an email!
From the farm,