Monday, February 2, 2009

Above you can see the gentle giant. He hauled 7 cords of wood this weekend to get us set up for next winter… Around here we are always living in the preparation mode. I know this teaches the kids responsible life skills.
Your questions you wanted answered can be found here.
February is a short month! I am glad! Winter is getting long. I am ordering seeds in the next few weeks and getting plans together for the farm. The Gentle Giant and I sat down this weekend and drew up sketches and wrote plans down for an exciting summer! Stay tuned…

6 comments:

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Hey - I hope you know I am (pretty much) joking about a visit and pitching a tent! I can't imagine how you even find time to blog let alone entertain!
Would love to have you guys for a visit if you are ever passing thru or do a Chicago Field Trip! Alas, my table seats only 10 so we'd have to bust out the card tables or eat in shifts!!!
Every day Joel talks about following in you guys' footsteps - he's freaking me out. I gotta have my hot baths!!!
I know nothing about sprouting except the basic - I never do it. The only thing I've every done was start little sprouts on my tomato seeds!
My question for the day is can you over-boil something when you can it? I can't remember when this dumb things started boiling.
PS - Want to see the belly girlfriend!!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

PS - LOVED the q and a post.
We're gonna get some lanterns this week since we dim all our chandeliers at night anyways - we like it nice and cozy and Joel wants to give it a try!!! AND I found a Rice Milk maker on line - one less reason to go to the store -- YEE HEE!

Pink Slippers said...

Wonderful lessons being learned.

Kathy said...

Wow, thanks so much for the very thorough and educational set of Q&A. You obviously spent a lot of time answering questions and it's much appreciated! I found it a very interesting read.

Hot Belly Mama said...

Where are you getting your seeds from??? I haven't ordered mine yet! Be sure to let me know! fairwell@centurytel.net

My husband works hard too. As you can see in my most recent post, he's been working on our future firewood stores as well.

SK and Family said...

It is so smart to prepare for next year. I was reading about some people in Alaska who did not prepare for winter this year--they are hurting indeed. (Hope you don't mind me posting that).

When I daydream about living off the grid, I think about how one would be in a constant state of prep-work, anticipating and organizing for whatever comes next...

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