So much changes in five years, so much is different from five years ago and five years before that. I disappeared down a rabbit hole of amazing dimensions earlier today while I was looking up something on the computer … and set myself off thinking.
Where was I in November five years ago and what was I up to?
We lived in our house in Wales, we had owned it since the previous September and things were taking shape. We had our four dogs, Rosy, Suky, Mavis and Charley, as well as Ginger the cat.
I was showing people how to make what looks like soft cheese and vegetable pasties on my blog.
Ooh they look nice.
I should find the post and see the exact date I did this.
And guess what … I was supervising building work!!
Slowly over the course of a week the builders turned our cold plastic roofed conservatory into a proper room on the house. How I remember well living with no roof and just a couple of sheets of plywood keeping me and the animals safe from the outside world. When that was done the outside work cracked on and the slate chippings were eventually tarmacked over.
What was happening five years before that?
We were living on our farm in Oxfordshire, and seemingly I was in the midst of doing the Christmas Fairs and Farmers Markets. Setting up my stall and making a small living to supplement our income.
Showing blog readers how I made bread and tomato sauces and soups.
Getting used to keeping our first flock of chickens. Rescued free-range White Stars, they were a lovely bunch of ladies, full of character.
Helping the first of the pigs to settle in.
Only inexperienced pig keepers bring pigs onto soft Oxfordshire land just in time for Winter!!
I wallowed in mud, then skated round with buckets of hot water to thaw out their troughs through heavy frosts for what seemed like months and months.
And it would appear I harvested the worlds smallest melon!!
What were YOU doing five years ago, ten years ago … it's very thought provoking.
It also shows that I have no idea what I will be doing five years from now. Maybe I'll be blogging about this post ..who knows!!