This year is the tenth year of Real Men Sow.
Ten. Years. Wowzers.
So much has changed in that time: I got married, had 2 children, relocated to Somerset, lost most of my hair and sort of changed my career.
Balding aside, all of those things impacted the veg I was growing – the types, the style and of course the amount. I started back in 2010 on a full size allotment, moving to a half plot in 2013, and then back garden veg beds when we moved houses in Essex and Somerset.
These downshifts have all aligned with the general increased busyness of life chasing 2 boisterous but brilliant boys around, and over the last year or so the blog has suffered for that. Whilst the veg growing has remained, the blog posts haven’t, and so with a heavy heart I’ve decided the time is right to move on.
Real Men Sow has been an amazing adventure. I’ve learnt so much, I found an outlet for my slightly awkward but (hopefully) cheery prose, I met some great people and I fulfilled a dream by publishing a book. It is something I will look back on with great pride and joy.
And so, I’m passing the reins over to Pete. I’m terrible at goodbyes, so I’ll leave it to Pete to introduce himself, and instead use this post to say thank you to each and every person who visited the blog, sent me comments and emails, followed me on social media, who bought the book and just generally enriched the experience of writing a blog so much.
As always, thanks for reading.
P.S. I have a new project. It involves a Kelly Kettle and jotting down things I learn about the flora and fauna in my back garden. A novice notebooking naturalist, if you like.
I’m on Instagram @ten_tiger_moths, and www.tentigermoths.com.
Be nice to see you over there. 🙂