“Working with our hands is part of what makes us human.”
I have a friend with small children who regularly shares their shenanigans. It’s a much needed breath of fresh air, especially since we got hit with illness, and cold and dreary weather this month.
The kids think it’s awesome that there’s been snow already.
They still find glitter entertaining (mom, not so much).
They still get excited mastering basic tasks, like hand writing and baking.
As we head into the darker days of winter, I think it’s a good reminder to make time for handmade things, and to appreciate the uniqueness of the season.
We need to restock our stock – beef stock and chicken stock, that is, and our home remedies stash. We’ll be sharing more soup and stew recipes, and some of our most popular remedies in the coming weeks.
All our best to you and yours,
Laurie (and August IV, August V, and Duncan)
This week’s featured articles…
For those of you who are just now dealing with fall frost, some ideas to protect your plants from frost.
We’ve been cleaning up the garden, and this cantaloupe jam recipe is one of the results. I also share some of our tips for growing melons in a cool climate and our favorite varieties.
Pull those end of season herbs together to make up some Thieves Vinegar for cold and flu season. We got caught early before I had everything prepped this year, but now I’m stocking up (so hopefully we won’t need if for the rest of the season).