In the grips of deep winter there is still plenty of work for O Wise One. It's not all sitting in front of the fire drooling over those seed catalogs. Long before we think of planting seeds the work continues but just moves indoors. Cold weather is the perfect opportunity to do those tedious jobs that require sitting indoors for long periods.
Like the long brining process for the bacon from the last butchered hog. Frozen and then thawed to brine and smoke in January.
Or the many hours of sitting at the table shelling walnuts
The food preservation jobs really extend to all year.
The incubators are plugged in and checked now that they maintain the proper temperature. Cleaned well and any parts replaced in anticipation of the spring chicks that will be hatched so they are ready to go.
The seed mats are started for that spring lettuce insuring good spacing and reducing the thinning job.
Though the temperatures may plummet and the snowflakes may fly the work continues inside throughout the year.
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter