If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you may have noticed we’ve seemingly dropped off the planet lately.
If you were wondering, we’re still here. We’ve just been expecting company.
You know what it’s like when people are coming over. You want everything to be perfect. You want everything to reflect your best side. And it takes time to shove all the children’s toys under the beds and cram all the skeletons in the closet.
I mean . . . never mind.
Now imagine this: Imagine your visitors are going to bring professional camera equipment to photograph your home (or in our case, our gardens, mostly) and publish those photographs in a book that will be sold by the thousands (well, hopefully). It ups the ante even more.
You may even go a wee bit insane.
You may find yourself phoning your blog pardner from garden centers. “I’m looking at annuals. Have you ever heard of purslane? What do you think of coleus? Does lantana make my butt look fat?”
You may neglect your blog.
We have neglected our blog.
But, our book, Little House in the Suburbs: Backyard Farming and Home Skills for Self-Sufficient Living, has been being pampered. I’m sure the blog is jealous, and rightly so. Ric Deliantoni (pictured in these photos), Photography Director for our publisher, F+W Media, and our photographer for the book, is making sure the photos look great. Our terrific editor, Jackie Musser (also pictured), was here making sure everything was just the way it should be.
It’s over now. We lived to tell the tale. And the visitors were LOVELY. Couldn’t have been more wonderful.
And they never even looked in the closet.
Dodged that bullet.