Counting Eggs Before They Hatch

Ok, so not literally. But I went and announced some news that I probably just should have kept under my hat.

I will not be blogging for Bangor Daily News.

Because this blog focuses on our business so heavily, it wouldn’t conform to their terms and conditions. While there is regret on both sides, it is what it is.

But, this whole thing has still really taught me a lot.

  1. Read terms and conditions before submission.
  2. An actual publication thought my work was good enough to use on their website- YEA!
  3. It’s best to get the whole situation situated, so to speak, before making a big deal. (this has previously bitten me in the butt several times in life and yet I still get over excited about some things… whatchagonnado?)
  4. Our blog is not really a business, per say, but is is so intertwined with what we do that I couldn’t say honestly that it wasn’t a business blog. We don’t sell anything, or even promote products that we’ve made. We have not made a red cent off this thing, and likely never will. But keeping true to our format is SO important to me, and I’ve learned that it’s more important to write how and about what I want then to try and get exposure thru someone’s else’s publication. If I’m meant to reach people, I will just fine thru here.

So, while its a disappointment that I will not be sharing this blog on BDN’s website, it just doesn’t work for us and what we want for this page. No harm, no foul on either side. Maybe, we’re just meant for different things here at Gillis Gardens.

So, sorry for the confusion, but overall, Mr Gillis and I feel best about continuing on how we are.

Until next time, have a wicked good day!



Published by gillisgardensllc

This is the official website for Gillis Gardens, LLC. Gillis Gardens is a farm, run by myself and my wonderful husband. We believe in biodiversity, organic growing methods and doing things ourselves. I knit, crochet, make jewelry and sew. MrGillis builds, doing everything from our plumbing to our mechanical to our renovations. We are both active members of our little community. We both take care of the plants and animals. He weeds, I harvest. He spreads manure, I plant. We raise multiple breeds of chickens for eggs and meat. We have a herd of Alpacas that we shear every year for their beautiful fiber, which we then have milled into ultra luxurious yarn. We make our own maple syrup, preserves and pickles. We raise bees for honey and herbs for medicine. We also raise pigs for meat and fun. We are the parents of two young children, and consider that our most important job. Follow our adventures here and also on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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