Between learning how to spin, how to knit, how to make soap, how to play fiddle and continuing all the other things I can do like crocheting, sewing, coming up with business ideas, cooking, baking, and attempting to be Susie Homesteader of the Year, I am exhausted! I sit and look at the baby now. Spend hours reading and thinking about what I should be doing right this very minute but alas, no motivation. I want to plan my garden but don’t know where my garden will be. I want to get things ready for the farmer’s market early, but I am too busy looking at the new baby. I have actually been perusing sites pricing out washers. *gasp*
And then I realize, this is my body giving me a time out. We are leaving behind the skill learning, trying to keep warm, time of winter and are about to embark on the craziness of Spring, Summer, and Autumn before we get to rest again! I am just taking it easy before the whirlwind of being a farmer. Which this year, I perhaps will actually be. I really want to spin. I want to practice. After how much money I spent, Doug really wants me to practice! But I feel like spinning is for January in front of the wood stove watching the snow fall. So, while I was sitting doing nothing I came up with this list for what feels natural depending on the time of year.
(Why on paper does summer look like the easiest season? Holy smokes, it is a fast paced, never stopping season!)
Wine and Cider
Stock up on wood and kerosene
Stock up on food staples
Plan for next season’s garden
Can staples before kitchen gets too hot
Make goals for farm season
Start seeds indoors
Clean out coops and animal enclosures
Sew new sundresses and aprons
I can’t really do most of this because I don’t have a farm…yet. Remember this is the adventures of an ex-city girl becoming a farmgirl. I need to be getting out the new spiral notebook I bought to record garden happenings and seed selection and start plotting.