I think the best thing that I've gotten out of doing this page is that it's given me the opportunity to check out a lot of other homesteading blogs. It's nice to see that there are other people out there who are interested in doing the same sort of things that I am. Through our collective successes and failures, we can help each other figure out how to live more self sufficiently. I need to be more intentional about helping to build that community. Along with adding a links section (something that I can't believe I've neglected to add for a whole year), I'll try to highlight a cool homesteading blog once a month or so.
The weather is frigid, and growing things seems a long way off at this point. In just a few short weeks, however, I'll be planting seeds and laying the ground work for the early spring garden. From there it's off and running for another year. Here's to 12 more months of trying to decrease my family's dependency and increase our self-reliance.