As I acclimate back to a northern climate after having been in the south for the past four years, it is not just the temperature and precipitation that I need to acclimate to. It is an entire mindset, or is it?
In Louisiana, I could grow 4 seasons, 365 days a year. We relied very little on canned goods and frozen veggies. We did some canning and definitely froze some as well, but usually we were eating fresh. Now, back in a northern climate, my growing season is 180 days (if I’m lucky) and we are already eating mostly frozen and canned goods (as veggies go).
While this is not necessarily a problem, it does bring about a sense of anxiety for me.......and boredom! Harmony gets on me all the time and says “why can’t you just relax, you don’t have to be doing something all the time!” But, my response to her is always…..yes, I do.
When we lived inWisconsin, my winters consisted of picking up new hobbies (along with old) to pass the winter (baking, quilting, knitting,sewing, building sledding stadiums, snow forts, reading, woodworking, rearranging the house furniture, etc.). But now (along with all of the previously mentioned winter hobbies) I have four months to plan and dream and scheme how I can make that 180 turn into 365!! I’ll let you know what I come up with!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )