Monday, November 16, 2009


It seems like the longer we have lived on our land, the more in tune we are to the earth's rhythms. I'm not sure if it's eating seasonal food or being more aware of light because of our solar, but we are all feeling winter coming on. Right now it is getting dark before 5:00, so there is a rush to get any outdoor chores done while there is still light. The kids are going to bed really early, and we are often asleep before ten. It is cold enough that we light a fire in the evenings, and the house is still warm the next morning. We've been eating pots of soup, and drinking gallons of tea. I feel like we are well prepared for this winter: we have firewood stacked, food canned and stored, and we have lots of indoor projects lined up for the kids. We have had another crazy weather week, cold nights, marble-sized hail, and high winds. Today it was really warm and very windy. It even blew over one of our trees!


  1. I love that about your house!You can feel the warm air leave as soon as the heater turns off here. lol Need super duper thick walls! It sounds like you are all set for winter! Soup is so yummy when it is cold out. Need to make some. :)

  2. Geez, I hope you didn't want that tree! It's been extremely windy here the past 2 days as well, plus bizarrely warm. I know I've gushed about it before, but I lovelovelove living with distinct seasons. I'll never miss the lack of them we had in CA.