Our First Anniversary, And Some Gratitude

petals13Hard to believe, but it has been one year since our first blog post. We had no idea where this was going when we started, but our family blog is now a labor of love. But it isn’t even “labor”, we simply love this. We are not much on milestones here at the farm. We enjoy every day and hope to do a little better every tomorrow. We don’t look back much, as we are so grateful for the present. Sometimes heaven is a place on earth, and many days we think we’ve found it (or at least something pretty close).

awards1But we will mark this anniversary because we want to thank all of you for visiting us. We cannot begin to tell you all how grateful we are that you would take time out of your day to visit Putney Farm. We feel like we have dozens of new friends from all over the world. And for that, we are eternally grateful.

peachWe are also grateful for all the feedback, suggestions, jokes and encouragement. Bloggers, it turns out, are a very fun group of people. We are also grateful for all the corrections and suggestions to improve our recipes. It pains us to make mistakes or poor choices (and we apologize for any and all recipe issues), but the only way to get better is to recognize where you can improve. And we can both say we are much better cooks, photographers, gardeners and bartenders than we were a year ago. And for this we are most grateful. To us, food truly is love, and to constantly make and serve better food to those we love is a dream come true. Thank you. (And a summary of photos from the last year).


69 thoughts on “Our First Anniversary, And Some Gratitude

  1. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you! Even though I have only been reading and following a short time, it has been a genuine pleasure to join your adventures in the kitchen and beyond. Thank you! And I look forward to many more years!

  2. Congratulations! What a great year. I’d visit and love your blog even if you weren’t my brother 🙂
    Many many recipes have entered my repertoire from Putney farm!

  3. Congratulations to you Putney Farm!! Your blog has brought many a smile and more than a few laughs as well as stunning photos and recipes into my life. Thank you! Especially for the Roasted Tomato recipe, which I use in my kitchen now too. You discovered my blog just several weeks into my adventure and I appreciate the connection! My bro lives in Novato, CA, who knows, I may like to look you up sometime! Cheers!

  4. Happy blog anniversary! I’ve enjoyed your posts throughout the year, especially your cocktails. Here’s to many more years of fantastic blogging!


  5. I think you guys are pretty amazing for only one year! You have such a professional polish I would have thought you’d been “at this” longer. 🙂 I enjoy each and every post. Congratulations! And I really admire your fabulous photography!

    • Thanks, most appreciated. We are learning every day and enjoying it…we have the joys of digital photography to thank for the photos. It’s easy to get a few good shots if you take a few hundred… 😉

  6. Wow, you’ve only been going a year? That’s much the same as me. You should be very proud of what you’ve achieved in that time. I know how much work it can be (whether you love the work or not), and you excel at it, particularly with the photography, which I am always envious of (never really having the patience for it).Congrats on your first year!

    • Thanks, most appreciated. And we do appreciate your comments and feedback on the cocktails, the only way to get better is to try new things and share recipes / notes..

      As for photography, we just take a ton of shots and pick the ones we like (and we have a macro lens). It’s become great fun for us…even the kids have opinions on the photos these days.

  7. GRATTIS …. as we say in Sweden, I’m so happy that you both are around … so that I have somewhere I can land soft .. within alcohol, flowers, chopped onion, burgers, peaches … and bugs.

      • Brilliant .. I always think of you two .. as Wilma and Freddie .. so when I found that video – I knew where its was going.
        Be careful so you don’t wake up and find out your real age.
        Congratulations again.

    • Many thanks, and we are enjoying your blog, as always.

      Funny, but we have been cooking and gardening for a long time, the only thing that is new is the blogging…but it has been great fun. Thanks for visiting us!

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