Our Winter. Perfect weather for staying in, drinking hot soup, having a cup of black tea with lots of honey and cream.
Ok. It's not that cold, like you East Coasters. We can still grow lettuce and go out for a quick jaunt on the beach. Then let's go out thrifting to find cheap material and little containers for all things sewing!!!!! By the way, I truly "quilted" my first baby-size quilt. Straight lines up and down (pretty straight at least) and easy-peasy on the new machine. (And no, I'm not having a baby.)
The garden is windblown and sad. It's hailing today! We just don't see that too often, round here. Rainbows come and go. I can't get my office/studio space organized. The days pass too fast. I forget to do unimportant things like laundry.
We are on the 1st graders school schedule: early rise, brrrrrr, making breakfast and doing my best to come up with healthy lunches.
On that note, hearing the flu is bad this year, doing lots of chicken broth and high quality supplements every day. I'm not saying we won't get sick this Winter, just saying we haven't yet! As you know, I'm not big on meat. So when we eat it, it's high quality, pastured, raised consciously (that is, as consciously as you can raise an animal that is going to be killed for food.) The chickens we buy from Whole Foods come from here.
I might as well share this now about the bone broth because I've been meaning to and it's such a part of our Winter routine.....Once a week, we roast a chicken in the dutch oven with herbs and veggies, eat it for dinner, then cook the carcass in the same dutch oven with all those drippings in there from the chicken and all the leftover roasted veggies. Add enough water to cover the chicken and a few tablespoons of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. Then we strain the broth, put it in mason jars, and when it cools...back into the fridge. It's powerful nutrition. (The lemon juice -or vinegar-brings out the dense nutrition inside the chicken bones.) Getting at least 8 meals out of one chicken is pretty rad. No? We add rice noodles to the broth for the kids. Fun fun fun. Yum yum yum.
Have any interesting (or not interesting) Winter routines you want to share?