I can finally post to my blog

I finally have cable internet installed at my house (I was using my cell phone as a hotspot and it hardly ever worked correctly) and I recently bought a laptop computer so I can now start updating my blog on a weekly basis.  My original plans were to start posting weekly starting Jan 1st, 2017 so I am only 11 months behind my original goal.  I will do a much better job in 2018 now that I have all my ducks in a row.

I retired on Dec 30, 2016 and the first thing I did on Dec 31, 2016 was to purchase a Golden Retriever puppy.   A good friend of mine was very kind and drove me to West Virginia to pick up the puppy (we both bought a puppy from the same breeder).  I figured I would need time to house train the new puppy and I did not want to leave her in a crate all day while I was at work.  I figured house training would be a chore, but it turned out to be the opposite.   My neighbors daughter picked the name of Callie for my new puppy.  I would walk Callie and click and treat her (I used the clicker training method) whenever she did her business.  I also hung a bell from the door handle and I would ring it before I took her outside and she almost instantly would ring the bell when she needed to go outside.  11 months later and she has not had a household accident in all that time.

What’s ahead for 2018?  I have lots of plans for the coming year so I hope I can keep you entertained with something interesting to read about my hobbies and watch some youtube videos and view some interesting photos.    I also bought a Mavic Pro Drone and I will be filming some aerial videos of Colonial Beach and things I think that may be interesting and entertaining.  I am still in beginner mode with my Drone, I am a little bit afraid of crashing it.

Things I will cover in 2018 will be my honey bees, my garden, my crabbing operation (both hard shell and soft shell where I have tanks to shed the crabs), my chickens (I have 17 now but I plan to get about 10 more and house them in a chicken tractor so they can weed parts of my garden for me).  I have ordered 3 nucs from mdbee.com, so I will be increasing the size of my apiary.   The nucs should be ready for pickup in April; I will make a youtube video of me installing the nucs into my apiary.

What is in the plans for my next post?  I will cover my transition into retirement and lessons learned.


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2 Responses to I can finally post to my blog

  1. carol Riggin says:

    So nice to hear from you

  2. Michelle says:

    Nice post. Looking forward to your next one.

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