Whew, we did it! Took us longer than we expected but it was well worth the wait and as about as close as an Amish barn raising experience we city folks get!
There’s still tweaks and some parts are not finished but we certainly see a light at the end of this tunnel! There’s still a bunch of content (Steps Taken, Cast of Characters, About Us, etc, etc) to come as we put everything in back order. Of course there are some plug-ins yet still to be added like “Most Popular Post” and “Most Recent Comments“, etc. But on the bright side, the new blog is working – whoot
Merging all the categories into a more simplified format was like trying to fit a semi truck thru the front door. Boy that was rough! Still not sure if we merged everything properly. I love the new way you can view the complete Urban Homestead Chronicles (located in the right side bar under “Complete Urban Homestead Archives” ) Mind you, there’s a heck of a lot of posts (10 years worth) so you may need to step away from the computer make yourself some tea and sandwich and then come back! Oh and since we’ve been chronicling our journey online for the past decade (before there were even blogs) the older posts are still somewhat of a mess.
We have added a humorous warning: “Some posts may cause drastic changes in your lawn, excessive seed buying, frenzied bouts of planting and the overwhelming desire for hand-cranked goods. We are not responsible for family and friends possibly labeling you as a “nut”.
With the new “intro” page, highlighted posts will remain, well, highlighted. So you don’t have to, as my sister says “scroll down yonder way” to get to it.
Of course, there’s a new “old” look which we are hearing nothing but positive feedback on (“more family friendly” folks are saying) – thanks everyone! Doesn’t the illustration remind you of the old Little House and the Prairie book covers? But what we are even more excited about is the access to content so we cleaned it up a bit (less clutter!) and now you can easily search and read over a decade worth of posts. The site is chock a block full of information, tidbits, tips and hidden gems.
Better yet, the site still remains free of ads and sponsors – a BIG thanks to all our readers who have contributed over the years. We hope that you continue to benefit from your generous support. In fact, we have now a easy accessible donate button (located just to the right side bar) that we will hope will remind you to support this site.
If LHITC is a favorite of yours, there’s also a new nifty blog icon you can grab to use on your site. Feel free to “save as” and post on your blog.
Um, let’s see what else? Can’t rightly think because we are too darn tired to even think but I reckon there’s something I forgot.
There’s lots of homestead happenings to catch up on but as we catch our breathes and a few hours of shuteye —
Welcome back ya’ll!
:: Disclaimer ::
The new blog has been tested on all browsers. If there is a viewing problem we suggest that you updated your browsers, otherwise, please report (nicely) any problems that you have to Jordanne and she will try her best. In the meantime, Jordanne will leave this (blog) plate for the time being and start spinning another one that’s been waiting in the wings. But first, she’s going to get some much needed R & R and visit the goats. And me, well, I got lots of catching up to do!
Oh, and I know that “the goat ate this page” (holder) is getting tiresome to some folks. But we are doing the best we can with what we have.