2015 in review

Happy New Year, readers! I can’t believe it’s time to take down the Christmas tree already. We finally have sweater weather again here. We are wearing mittens and hats too, and the garden is wearing a blanket of snow at last. Some greens are hanging on in the cold frame despite it being a bit too much in the fall/winter shadow of my house. We enjoyed Christmas Eve with a family hike, cookie baking, the Google Santa tracker, and a dinner of tamales (thanks, Trader Joe) and chilaquiles. Sorry there are no pics; for some reason, Photos is not sharing my recent pics with WordPress.

Looking back on 2015, it’s been a year of both success and tough challenges. I’ve been thinking of hiring someone to do the rest of my backyard/garden “remodel” but have decided to do that instead to fix up a few things in the house that are beyond my skill set (and interest, truth be told). I doubt I’ll ever get the upper hand on the creeping bellflower but hope to be able to keep it from encroaching on my relocated food garden; that’s one of my 2016 goals.

Other goals: plant blackberry and a few more blueberry bushes, branch out with more farmer’s market and garden-to-table recipes, limit yarn projects to one take-along project and one bigger or more complex project at a time (anything else is the road to madness), and bump exercise to top of the list…again.

Here’s my annual report from the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys. I was tickled to see that Yarnstead has had a few visitors from overseas!

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 28 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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