Winter has arrived and seems to be here to stay. It's been cold, overcast and windy all week long. I've been happy to stay indoors as much as I can; there's plenty to keep me busy. I work on projects in the house when it's cold - cleaning, organizing, researching, learning, paperwork - and outdoor projects when the weather warms up a bit. I work with the weather, not against it.
I can't believe how fast this week has gone by. I'm afraid it doesn't bode well for the rest of the year. The older I get, the faster time passes; my grandmother always said that and now I know it's true.
In spite of the weather and how busy the week has seemed to be, I've still managed to fix a fence and wonder how soon my young hens will lay that first egg. I'm planning the garden layout and trying to keep my potted herbs alive in the house long enough to move them back outside in the spring. They definitely prefer being outdoors.
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The challenge is being held in conjunction with the sale of the Back to Basics Living Bundle, a huge collection of e-books, online courses, memberships and more. The bundle goes on sale January 18th and ends at midnight on January 24th, never to be offered again. Check out the contents of the bundle here. These are the authors who will be contributing to the free challenge too. I'll be reviewing some of the bundle materials on Monday, but in the meantime, you can read my previous review of Homestead Cooking With Carol: Bountiful Make-Ahead Meals, which is one of the ebooks in the bundle.
This week's posts were:
My Friday Find:This article from Grit gives tips on how to season your soups for outstanding flavor: Soup-Making Tips
My hope is to inspire you, and to encourage your homesteading plans and your dreams of a
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