Happy New Year everyone! What an amazing and sustaining year it has been! The garden was prolific and insects few. The fruits got fat and juicy and the seeds ripened. Many rivers were run and lazy days spent in the woods or under the shade of ol’ Granddaddy oak. Good friends and family gathered, stories were told, many were healed and songs were sung.
I began a new non-profit called Share the Seed, in which members grow out garden seed to give to people in need. In our very first year we grew to over 40 members and a brand new chapter.
And now that the new year finds us circling round once again in our journey of seasons, images of these blessed moments flash through my mind in a whirr of color and emotion. Thank you to every single on of you who read and appreciated my work – and especially those of you who took the time to leave comments, join in the discussion, and share my articles with others.
In 2014, Show Me Oz published 58 articles featuring a wide array of topics. From gardening, seed saving and nature, to farm fresh recipes, herbalism, homesteading, and so much more! In four years, Show Me Oz has had over 370,000 visitors! And I look forward to bringing each and every one of you another 12 months of new articles in 2015!
As always, if you enjoy what you see at Show Me Oz, please be sure to like, share, comment, and subscribe! And because I don’t run ads on my site (though Word Press does) I don’t make money writing the articles you love to read. I do it because I love to! It’s my passion.
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For auld lang syne – another year long past – here are just a few of the most popular posts from 2014. I hope you’ll find something good to read!
Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement! We’ll see you next year!
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Jill Henderson is an artist, author, and the editor of Show Me Oz . Her books, The Healing Power of Kitchen Herbs, The Garden Seed Saving Guide and A Journey of Seasons can be found in the Show Me Oz Bookstore. Jill is a contributing author for Acres USA and Llewellyn’s Herbal Almanac and her work has appeared in The Permaculture Activist and The Essential Herbal.