Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Project: Blog

For those of you who don't know, I live in a 2 story wood cabin on the Myakka River, east of Sarasota, with my boyfriend, Mike. We live on 5 acres of river-bounded oak canopy. It. Is. Beautiful. We live in a little-populated area; most of the people who own the plots around us don't come out there very often. Only a few others live on our stretch of the river all the time. Most use their properties as holiday hunting/vacation spots.

Since I've been living in the cabin, over the last four months, there have been many things that I've wanted to share with many people of my acquaintance. Unfortunately, most of those people no longer, or never did live in Sarasota, and so keeping in touch takes a bit more effort. So I've decided to start this blog, and post about the things I'm doing that I am excited about and would like to share, but that are perhaps not so earth shattering as to elicit a phone call to everyone I know and love in the world. I am on my lunch break at work right now, so I don't have all my photos on hand to upload, but I will soon post again, with a general update on my activities of the last 4 months.

Here's what you have to look forward to: photos and descriptions of vegetable gardens, my first canning experiment, many exciting encounters with wildlife, the cabin surrounded by the swollen, flooded river, additions and improvements to the cabin, and more.

And that's just what's ALREADY HAPPENED! Now that I have this blog setup, I hope to publish photos and stories of my adventures in living out in the woods regularly, to keep any of you who is interested and inclined to check up on me. Please subscribe to my blog if you are one of those people! This will encourage me to actually keep up with the project.

Thanks for reading, and check back soon!


  1. Yay! I am looking forward to the stories with the special Caitlin perspective.

  2. Aye-aye! Can't wait to see a photo of the river flooded. Also, I still want to plan a canoe trip, cabin to coast, with you, mike, and the rest of the gang.

  3. This is so wonderful, Caitlin! Your place is so beautiful! Chris and I are looking for a similar sized property up in North Florida for next year to do something similar - gardens, hopefully goats/ducks/chickens. Our goal is to reach 1/2 of our calories from our property. It is so different to "homestead" in Florida compared to anywhere else. I'm sure I'll be coming back to this blog for advice/moral support next year. Good luck!

  4. Okay. I just got caught up backwards, and now I want more! I am loving this...except for the cow. This is all so cool!