Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015/2016 Looking Back, Looking Forward

2015 has been a little bit of a roller coaster ride. There have been good times and bad times. The have been victories and challenges. I thought you might enjoy a look back. Listen and subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher

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2015 In Review

On The Blog

2015 has been the most prolific year yet on the blog. We have released more posts this year than we ever have and as a result there have been more people who have read at least one of our posts than ever before.It is both encouraging and humbling to realize that in some small way we are helping people embrace a more sustainable and prepared lifestyle the top posts of 2015 were:

13 Things We Need to Learn from Our Ancestors
Small, Micro, and Cottage Business Ideas
24 Uses for Vet Wrap
Global Economic Collapse: Can It Really Happen Part 1
Global Economic Collapse: Can It Really Happen Part 2

On The Podcast

In 2015 we finally pulled the trigger on starting the podcast. When this post is released we will have 30 episodes live. I have learned a lot in the process. I have really big hopes for the podcast in the coming year. We have also introduced the listener appreciation event. If you will promise to share the podcast in any real way, you can enter. The first prize we will be giving away is a $50 amazon gift card. Just like the blog we have covered a wide range of topics. Most times we have had a full write up with each podcast, but sometimes there will only be show notes.

On The Home-front

We had a very productive garden this year, though it was scaled down a bit. Our daughter decided that she wanted to join the marching band at the local high school and that has been a very good thing for her. My wife and I are trying to figure out ways to spend more time together, but I guess a lot of couples are trying to do that. I guess that is enough of a year in review.

2016 Looking Forward

I am actually very excited about 2016. I know there are always the fears of the unknown, but there is also the adventures of the unexplored. That is where I am going to focus my attention and encourage you to do more than you ever thought possible.

In 2016 we will be expanding the garden and the home orchard. I will be adding some very old varieties of apples, pears, and plums. Be looking for lots of information about that.

My wife and I are looking at several small business ideas. I am planning on ratcheting  up the blog and podcast. Don't worry, the information will always be free. We have decided to think and act differently, we are throwing away the box and I encourage you to as well.

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