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Well we're already a few days into 2010 and I thought the best way to kick things off would be with a theme redesign.  I really liked the old theme but it was my first shot and I have many new ideas to bring to the site this year, including more dedication.

I wanted a clean display, quick loading and have the ability to customize.   The features I wanted to start with was to have a Twitter feature displaying my latest Tweet and a Picasa feature to display images.  I have other features in mind, but those are the 2 I wanted to start with and get the ball rolling.

Although the site is not 100% the look and feel I want yet, it was good enough to be live and give me incentive to wrap up the loose ends and then give it some personality.  We plan on giving more attention to the blog to document our ideas and progress throughout 2010.  2009 was more about research, 2010 will hopefully be more about application and learning by doing.  We found there are many excellent sites out there, but they are primarily in warmer, longer growing climates.  We look forward to sharing our experiences, good and bad, from our point of view in Eastern Canada where if you don't like the weather you just wait 5 mins.

This adventure really started for us when we bought this house in a 30 year old subdivision in Moncton, New Brunswick.  That's in the East Coast of Canada for those of you who don't know.  Starting with a small vegetable garden it eventually grew and expanded beyond just a garden, but looking at our lives in a different way.  Reducing energy consumption, planning the garden for canning & preserves, composting, recycling, doing away with gas mower and replaced with reel mower while reducing the amount of "lawn" with edible flower beds, planting dwarf apple trees, raspberries and black berries are just a few things we've done in the past couple years. 

Alright, so now that is done I guess I need to put the darn Veseys Seeds Catalog away and start finishing the posts I have started up in draft!!  I'd love to hear your comments and/or suggestions to make the site better and usable so don't be shy ;o) 

PS: If you are from Eastern Canada we'd love to hear from you as well to share experiences.

Thank you,

Henri aka SimpleLivingbyChoice

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