Friday, January 28, 2011

It's Friday!

What a busy week it's been!  I made my first batch of yogurt - find it on the My Kitchen to Yours page.  I am lucky to have a jar left to use for a starter for my new batch. (I had to put a piece of tape on it as a reminder!)  My husband loves it and so do I.  The weather is turning for the better these days.  It's been warm and sunny - just what my bones need.  I can't wait to get out this weekend and take some natural light pictures.  Speaking of pictures, I have a flickr account and I'm going to see if I can attach a picture of my precious friendly pig here.

  Here he is!  He's smiling in that picture.  Actually, I was just about nose to nose with him.  His teeth are so long the left side is starting to curl.  Of course, they don't get that long in the wild usually.  Most of the time, they break off rooting around for food.  However, my hand-fed baby doesn't have to work too hard for his dinner.  I had a side view picture, but I couldn't get him from snout to tail.  I'll work on it.  But, here is one of him following my 6'1" husband to the barn.  Yes, he really is that big!



Okay.  Enough about my pig.  I love him and he loves my cooking, so that makes me happy!  I hope all of you have a blessed weekend!  Check out the side views - I'm updating several posts there today as well.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I'm Learning!

After a bit more research yesterday, I learned how to add pages to the sidebar of this site.  I don't know how well they will do with archiving, so check them out while they are new!  I've been making notes for weeks about the things I want to add and say (as if it's important to anyone but me) but, of course, it's not where I need it to be for quick reference right now.  For all of my organizational tips and techniques, I still fall short, which will be comforting to those who think I have it all together.  (Boy, do I have them fooled!)

The content is still growing and developing, so expect some changes as I learn.  I didn't luck out on a Blogging for Dummies book, but I'm discovering Google is one of the best resources there is!  Just type in a question, and there is the answer!  I've googled things like "Compare Bare Escentuals Make-Up to Clinique" and "How do you add pages to a blog?"  It will even add things for you - just enter an equation and it'll pop right up.  Google - truly a wonder of the modern world!

Until next time - happy reading and bee fruitful!
hg

Monday, January 24, 2011

Back again...finally!

My Big Girl Camera came in and I'm enjoying playing with it in all of my spare time.  (Yes, that was tongue in cheek.)  I didn't go straight home from work any day last week and although it's Monday, it's already proving to be hectic this week.  I did watch the DVD that came with the camera and took a massive amount of notes this weekend.  It's truly a wonder and will be all I can imagine needing in a camera for years.  Now, I just have to apply some lessons and get some great photos!  I did take a few and edit them on the camera.  They are currently floating in my flickr account.  I can't seem to get them to post here. 

I love the looks of people's pages who have their own pictures as their header, but I don't know how to do that yet.  I have a great picture of my pig - tushes and all I'd love to have.  (Yes, I have a pig - a domesticated wild hog that obeys better than any other animal on the place.  He deserves his own story sometimes!)  I'm at my public library now, during my lunch time, to even edit.  Living in the Deep Woods presents too many challenges with internet connection.  I can't even get my g-mail account to load.  Alas, what's a girl to do?

I have another blog I'd like to close and add the content here.  We'll see about getting that done one of these days.  It's amazing.  I can put together a website, but I can't make a blog work the way I want it to most of the time.  I wonder if there is a Blogging for Dummies book.  Anyone who has any basic blogging information, please e-mail me.  I'd love to customize my page, add pictures, and link to other things - like my soon-to-be-closed blog posts.  Well, I'm going to close this post for now and play around a bit with my settings.  Who knows what I may be able to do if I just "click" around!  Until next time...and I promise it won't be so long between posts...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year, New Beginnings!

Here's to a new year and new beginnings!  This blog has been prayerfully perused for months.  I'm excited to get started, albeit slowly.

My Deep Woods Life will be a reflection of me, who I am now, and who I am becomming.  The title is a bit of an exaggeration, comical, even.  I know there are people who live more remotely than I, but when trying to get cell phone service or internet, I may as well be in the Deep Woods.  I'm a slave to dial-up and that will make this site a challenge, but I'm up to it!

Bear with me during these initial growing pains.  I'm waiting on my first ever Big Girl Camera to arrive (a Nikon D3100) so I can do my own background and pictures.  I have 2 other blogs I want to close and incorporate here, so more information will be added soon.

For right now, I will congratulate me on at least getting started and I hope to hear from you all as you arrive! 

Blessings, and be fruitful today!
hg