March 4, 2021
I seem to average one blog post a month these days, or even less than that at times. Maybe I did two last month, anyway, has life changed for you at all in the past year? Well it has for us in many ways. We are not retired yet, we are still growing and preserving as much of our own food as we can and I’m looking forward to getting my seeds started. I have big ideas and plans for the garden and I can’t wait to get started, tho it’s still a long way off yet. The hens are laying great and did pretty good this winter even during our very cold snap we had. I think if I’m remembering right we had at least 12 days of below zero temps. I was away at a quilt retreat last month and we woke up to -21 degrees. That was cold.
Our electric bill last month was outrageous, even though we heat with wood and our furnace never turned on during the harsh cold, something smells fishy to me about that. So, I decided I’m going to hang clothes out on the line even if there is snow on the ground, plus I’m putting our oil lamps to good use instead of just collecting dust for me to dust later. It’s actually quite quaint to read by the oil lamp and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Sugaring has started up. I’m thinking it’s a bit early this year so we’ll see how long the season will be. The seasons seem to be just flying by so fast to me and I’m not sure I like that.
The snow is slowly melting with the warmer temps we have been having, and now you could say it’s officially mud season, our 5th season.