My Teaspoon Runneth Over

Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have. - J.K. Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". It's almost February.  Which means I should be planning my garden bounty for the summer of 2016.  But I'm not.  Instead I'm grumbling about my numb toes, trying to … Continue reading My Teaspoon Runneth Over

Winter Whitewashing

A friend gave us apples from their apple trees, and I think I can safely say that I am done with apples for 2015.  I've made 22 pints of applesauce, 6 pints of apple pie filling, 9 pints of apple butter, 10 pints of apples in cinnamon syrup,  and at least 2 apple crisps.  I … Continue reading Winter Whitewashing

Winter, I’m not impressed.

I'm having a difficult time, again, this winter. Each December I think, "this isn't so bad, maybe this year I'll be ok."  And so far, for the past 3 - 5 years, sometime around mid February, I just break down and start crying for no apparent reason.  Or, depending on how you look at it, … Continue reading Winter, I’m not impressed.