Dateline: 6 August 2016
A swan song is a metaphorical phrase for "a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement."
My swan song as "The Deliberate Agrarian" is in process, and it will be a somewhat drawn out final gesture. It will conclude with my retirement from this blog. Hopefully not my death. But wouldn't that be dramatic... concluding this Deliberate Agrarian swan song and then dying! One never knows.
This blog, which began in the spring of 2005, now has 1,110 posts in the archive. That's a lot. I am in the process of going through each one, starting with the first.
I'm closing off the comments so the posts don't get loaded with spam comments (I am continually removing them). I'm deleting some of the posts. And I'm reposting a few, as you may have noticed the last few days.
It's not like I have nothing else to do, so all of this could go on for a couple of months.
And then that will be that.
My future plan is to launch another blog. It will NOT be about "Faith, Family and Livin' the Good Life."
Well, maybe it will be a little. But my main focus will be on.....
Oh, but I'll save that for later.
(I don't think it will be a big surprise, but it's still an idea in its infancy).
So, with the end in sight, I hope you will enjoy my swan song of selected blog reposts.