Two Years Young

I missed it!  February 13th, 2010 was this blog’s second aniversary.  What a great couple of years it has been and I have thoroughly enjoyed writing down and sharing my adventures and experiences with you all so far.

I would never have imagined in my wildest dreams that in the time since my awakening in 2006, that I would have adopted the following roles;

A urban farming fanatic,

An irrigation specialist,

A cheese maker,

A carpenter and builder,

A chicken whisperer,

A soap nut,

A baker,

A stockpile specialist,

The CEO of a Solar Power Station,

A locavore,

An evironmental activist,

A writer,

A leader, and

The happiest man on Mother Earth.

As a project, The Greening of Gavin is still far from complete, and living a sustainable lifestyle just gets better, every single day.  I treasure everyone’s participation via comments, and readership has grown from a humble 3 per day in the first month, to over 300 per day on average.  Not a large readership I know, but a friendly and supportive one to say the least.  With over 67,000 visits and 105,000 page views, my visitors come from all around the globe to follow my adventures, due to the miracle of the Internet.  Talk about reaching out and touching someone.  I started to read over it myself today, and could not believe the amount of information stored in these pages.  Maybe I should write a book, but I suppose that has been done to death now.

So, on that note, I will leave you with a simple quote;

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. – Francis Bacon


  1. says

    Thanks everyone for your kind words. As you know, I didn’t set out to be inspirational, I just did it for the planet and the kids.

    Inspiration was just a by product from my dogged determination to make a difference.

    Thanks to old and new readers alike, it has been fun, and the journey is far from over!


  2. says

    Congratulations Gavin. I love reading your blog and seeing what you’ve been up to. You’ve inspired me to start making my own cheese and I’m currently waiting on my first Farmhouse Cheddar to mature. We’re looking to buy acreage this year and I can’t wait to get myself some chickens, beef cattle and a pig to feed all my Whey to 😀 Plus I can’t wait to expand my veggie gardens. I’m hoping to convince hubby to change over to green energy and having tank water will be a bonus. Can’t wait to start taking control of our life again. Keep up the good work!

  3. says

    Happy Birthday Gavin!! I have really enjoyed hearing about your journey. It is so inspirational and comforting that there are people out there like you that care so much and are taking steps to change their life for the betterment of the whole earth. xo m.

  4. BJ says

    Hi Gavin,

    Congratulations on your 2nd blog-a-versary!

    I have been reading your blog for a while now, and am really enjoying your journey to a greener more sustainable future.

    You have inspired me to learn some new skills and start making some changes in my lifestyle too.

  5. says

    Congratulations Gav,
    A real milestone.
    I think I’ve been reading your blog as long as you’ve been writing it!!
    I hope Kim’s mobility problem is improving.
    A celebration with some good local red tonight may be in order.

  6. says

    Congratulations on 2 years.

    If everyone lived the way you (and ohers like you) imagine what the world would be like. Cleaner, greener and a whole hell of a lot happier.

    Well done.

  7. says

    Great work! Congratulations! I am coming up to 2 years in mid April, and I am sure I need to go and delete half the crappy posts I have written in that time!!

  8. says

    Congrats Gav,

    The space you have created in the last 2 years really is fantastic.

    Personally I would say if you have a real interest in writing a book give it a try.

    There might be a whole lot of practical green books out there but I think if you look you might find there are not a whole lot of them written from a male perspective. You have a lot more to offer than your gender but it is a point of difference that might make it a little easier to push your way through publishing.

    Kind Regards

  9. Anonymous says

    Love your blog!! You have inspired me to do all these projects and love those tutorials. Keep on doing what you do so well!! Penny, Brisbane

  10. says

    A hearty congratulations Gavin! You’re an inspiration to us all. It’s amazing how much progress you’ve made in just two years. It gives me hope that if we can get more people moving in this direction, big changes will come.

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