Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

January 13, 2011

15 Month's Reflections

What began as a whim in late 2009, soon became a way of connecting with people with similar interests, horses, gardening, dogs, chickens and all the rest of God's creatures.

Most of all it has allowed me to share my testimony with many of you out in blog land, who would never otherwise hear how great our God is, and how He has worked in our families lives.

It has allowed me a chance to "meet" some really neat people, in all walks of life. For this I am very grateful.

When I was stumped on how to do something, there was always someone out there, who being much smarter than I, had already figured out how to do it, and was willing to share. This too I am grateful for.

What started this post out, was the realization that I have now posted over 200 blogs (and counting). Looking deeper it is mind boggling to me that visitors from 47 countries have visited  my little "Acreage" site, and that over 12,000 page views have been received. This, to me, is very humbling! Even more humbling is the fact that 46 people have chosen to follow along, many right from day one.

The comments are interesting, and show that some people care enough to take the time to respond to these postings. To those that don't respond, I welcome you to get involved.

The internet is a fascinating, and powerful place. Blog land, in my limited experience, seems to be relatively safe, and appears to be self policing, at least in the areas that I have been involved with. For this, I also am thankful.

It is amazing the amount of talent that is out there, from tossing a rope, to shoeing a horse, to writing some fascinating poetry, and the photography! I wish that God had given me 1/100th of the talent that I have seen from everyday people out there. Thank you for sharing! I may not have the talent, but I can share in yours.

It's not all great though. I feel for all of you that are caught up in the tragedies of everyday life, from floods, to fires to the "minor" issues. Out of these, I have found  that Hope, learning experience , and rewards are attained. I have also observed that people that have God in their corner tend to do very well through these issues. I am one that was forged in fire, so to speak.

This is getting a little lengthy, so it's time to sign off, but with this last thought.

Thank you for your participation and allowing me to share in your daily life.

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Starry Dawn said...

I follow your blog even though I live in another country far away. I hope you welcome my comments and post them in your site. Your last post is very interesting. I am glad what you have said about your Internet followers, and people who blog with so much inner talent. I am glad that you say thank you for so many visitors from many countries round the world who visit your site. I am impressed with your way of life. I am a city lady that would love to live in the country side with animals and nature all around. I joined your blog because I am a Christian who care for people, animals and mother nature worldwide. I hope my comments are OK for you, and let my posts be visible in your site. I shall visit your blog again...
How is Boots doing with his wound? Is he getting better? I'll pray that he won't get kicked or hurt again by your horses or anyone.
I also hope you visit my poetry blog again.
God bless you all!!
In God's Garden,

S. Etole said...

I've only just recently found my way here ... thank you for sharing your thoughts and photos in such a kind way.

peihome said...

Keep it up, Ian! I always enjoy your tales from the prairies!

Melodie said...

Congratulations on over 200 hundred post! I feel the same way about all the wonderful friends out there...there are so many things I don't know about homesteading but thanks to the internet I can always find someone who has the answers and is willing to share!

texwisgirl said...

Thank YOU for this wonderful post. You are part of my blogging family, and I'm grateful for that, dear Northern friend!

Child of God said...

200 posts that's fantastic! I am new to your blog and I can relate to you as a Christian,a fellow farmer and I also have relatives in Alberta.

I have so loved reading about what God has and is doing in your life. He is amazing and reading your testimony was very refreshing.

God Bless you,

Karen said...

Ian, I love reading about your life on the farm. I'm glad you decided to blog!

Gregg said...

I love coming here and hearing about life on an acreage. Most of the time I chuckle and am glad its you and not me. Sometimes memories come flooding back from yester-year. Congratg on 200!