Hi There!  This is my first post on my first blog.  I have always had a secret wish to be a farmer, homesteader, or some such.  Instead, I became a biochemist and patent agent.  Since I wasn’t able to fulfill my dream, I am doing it on a small-scale, in my backyard.  I plan to use this blog as a journal of my activities, including gardening, canning, baking, preparedness, and the like.  Let’s hope that it turns out well.