Sis asked me the other day, “have we hit the shortest day yet? “ Sorry, Sis, but we still have a few weeks to go. And, with that information, she let out a big sigh. I guess you can surmised that Sis doesn’t take kindly to the dark winter days.
Is it just me, or does this winter seem “darker”? Blame it on the sunspots (I kid you not). I’m not the only one that’s mentioned this whole year “felt weird.” Friends have brought this observation on their own and, for that, I feel better because I thought I was the only one that noticed such things.
When 7 pm feels like midnight, how do homesteaders got about being occupied during the winter months (besides dreaming of spring)? What’s your favorite hobby, do you plan on picking up any new ones over the winter?
I still have a few “UFO” (unfinished objects) in my knitting basket. My guitar gently weeps because of my lack of playing and a new instrument joins our household – a vintage (1920) tenor banjo.
There’s also canning to be done – apple butters and marmalade.
Yep, a full plate. However, I am just happy for some “down time.” This has been one of the BUSIEST years at the homestead and, for me, I do, I would rather like some quite time – snuggling with bunny, sipping on a cup of tea whilst perusing patterns and dreaming up desserts to serve at our next tea (check out upcoming events).