My name is Katherine Grossman.
I’m the author and creator of the now long-since-retired homesteading and small farm agrarian blog, GRANNY MILLER.
Over the years, more than a few people have asked about how and why I got started as a blogger.
So I’ll tell you just in case you’re interested.
The truth is I stumbled into writing.
Halloween 2006 was a typical no-show washout at my house. Not one Trick or Treater came to the door. Disappointing, of course. But not exactly tragic. How could it be? I was left with three full, unopened bags of Heresy’s Fun Size candy bars. And you know, somebody has to eat them.
So I sat down in front of my Dell Windows 95 desktop and started shredding candy wrappers while surfing the Internet. After a while, it occurred to me that maybe I should start a Google Blogger blog. I mean, after all, it was free. Lots of people had them. It seemed like a harmless enough activity, and it might be a pleasant diversion going into a long and cold Western Pennsylvania Snow Belt winter.
So I did.
I called my blog Granny Miller. I wrote about and shared images from my life on a small 5th-generation Appalachian family farm.
Granny Miller stayed on the Internet intermittently for about 10 years. When I finally permanently retired from Granny Miller, I decided to put into book form some of the most popular posts from the website. Initially, the Granny Miller posts were published in two extremely poorly edited books. A MIND TO HOMESTEAD and GARDEN FARMING. Then, in 2018, I resolved to do a better job of proofreading and editing and combine the two books into one – THE COMPLETE GRANNY MILLER. That’s what’s available today.
I’m currently working on another book. Hopefully, it will be released by the end of 2024.
Wishing you all the best.
Katherine Grossman – Granny Miller