Sorry, that's an old Marx Brothers gag. I'm glad I managed to get good old Groucho mentioned on the first post. I always liked Groucho. (If you didn't get the gag, there's a scene in "The Coconuts" where Groucho is explaining some construction. Groucho: Now, here is a little peninsula, and here is a viaduct leading over to the mainland. [...] Chico: All right. Why a duck? Why a why a duck? Why a no chicken?)
But that doesn't get to the question: why a blog? Or, more accurately, why a blog now? Well, those of you who have seen my posts on PocketLoft know that I've been doing a lazy-gal's version of a blog there for quite some time in a thread known as The Farmette Report. I don't know how much folks there really enjoy reading what is, in essence, a bit of online diary-ing made public, but it turns out that I have enjoyed writing about the little farmette where I live, the animal life, the surprises and challenges, immensely. In fact, it has become something of an addiction, writing about my garden, our two new miniature donkeys, and the on-going battle with our resident groundhogs, among other tidbits. The depth of this addiction revealed itself when my dear friends at PocketLoft decided to take the site down for the next five weeks in order to upgrade vBulletin and to redesign and even re-invent/reinvigorate the site.
Five weeks without being able to post to the Farmette Report thread?! But I have such a backlog of stories to tell about Ambrose and Molly, my miniature donkeys! (lol)
What's an enterprising, but lazy, gal to do? For starters, what I should have done in the first place. A blog. With a blog, I get to post as many photos as I like, get to be as detailed as I like about all the silly little events that are part of everyday life, without feeling that I'm boring or hi-jacking an entire discussion forum. Not that anyone on PocketLoft has ever complained, mind you, but they are an exceedingly polite bunch. That's one of the reasons I like hanging out with them.
So... welcome to my blog: The Farmette Report. My reasons for posting are mostly selfish, geared as this site is to my own self-satisfaction, but I hope you find a thing or two here to interest you. I hope you'll not only read what's posted and peek at the photos, but will add your comments, too. This is a take-your-shoes-off, put-your-feet-up, and set-yourself-down-for-a-visit kind of place. Come on in!