Well, we're back to the norm after a very long, very lazy Christmas break. Mason was off for two weeks, which is the longest holiday break he has had since we were in college. We had a ton of snow for this region around Christmas Eve (so much so that both family get-togethers were postponed) and the garden and compost piles are still completely white two weeks later. It has only gotten colder since, so we've used that as an excuse to be pretty idle around here. I have begun preparing our seed and plant orders, but that can hardly be called work. I'm thinking that it might be a good idea for us to make a list of things that we would like to accomplish each week and post them here. It might motivate us to actually do more than talk about all of the great projects we've been planning! It's really easy to spend all winter waiting around for spring, but there are a lot of things that can be done inside or in the garage right now. We're going to have plenty to do once it warms up, so we may as well make the most of the free time we have now.
This our first list. It's actually for next week, and we hope to have finished (or started...or at least started planning) each of these things by next Sunday.
1. start more sauerkraut
2. start our first batch of kimchi
3. decide on a recipe for the can jam (citrus this month!)
4. turn the compost pile
5. work on seed orders
6. replace our broken digital camera (my fault-ugh)
7. go to friends of the farmers market meeting