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It's promising to be a productive day around the homestead. 

Not that there are many days that we don't see much getting done, but for a January day where the outside temperatures began at 8F, you could say we're getting things done.Wendie is branching out her opportunities by taking a certification course for counseling over in Dover. 


The girls are moving smoothly through their school day, Sam is off being a high schooler, and me, well, I'm at home doing what I enjoy the most, being a stay-at-home dad and husband. I have some chili in the crock pot for everyone's dinner tonight. 

Sadly, I'll miss it because of classes tonight, but the house is already starting to smell homey and full of flavor. Catching up on the blogging is one thing I'll be doing, with two recipe posts in the making as promised. One for challah, the other for English muffins.

Some grading needs rot take place before tonight's class, and there is the always needed (though low impact) walkabout to check on the chickens and guineas.

We are missing the garden, but we're so close to starting our seeds it's ridiculous. February 14th marks the day we'll tap our maple trees, and though the general word is it won't be a great season due to the big melt earlier this month. We don't really care, since all wee produce is for ourselves and our neighbors.

The point is, we're keeping ourselves busy. Winter can be a rough time for us, for any homesteader, really. Inactivity isn't something we deal with very well. But, by stating busy in a productive manner, wee seem to get through it alright.


Todd & Wendie

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Maple Sugaring on the Homestead

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lisa lombardo said…
Sounds like a good day on your homestead! It has finally warmed up a bit here in the Northern Illinois area...30 F woo hoo! I hope you have a productive sugaring season. :)
Thanks for hosting and have a great week!
WT Abernathy said…
Hi LIsa!
Aren't these temps crazy? Right about now, we should be iced in and stuffing the wood stoves like crazy. Thanks for the wishes on the syrup:)