I am having withdrawals. I need sunshine, crave it really. I'm not a big fan of winter. I never have been and I don't see that changing anytime soon. Winter is honestly my least favorite season of the year. Of course it would be easier to take though if the sun would shine more than it doesn't shine. This is my very first "whole" winter living this far to the north. Hey, stop laughing! I'm from Texas where there are really only two seasons. Summer and Almost Summer. This ol gal isn't used to it getting cold and staying that way for a few MONTHS.
In the classic movie "A Christmas Story" Ralphie's little brother Randy is bundled up in sweaters and snow gear so deeply he can barely move much less walk. That's ME. I have spent the last few weeks or so learning the finer art of layering. I get cold easy. Oh and did I mention.... I NEED SUNSHINE!! ( which means fewer layers) I finished up the scarf that I had been working on and have been wearing it every day! And here I thought I wouldn't have it finished before spring! Right now I'm working on another hat and I have plans for making another scarf too. I'm pretty sure it won't be finished in time to wear it this winter but....
I was reminded that when we move to Arkansas the weather will be just about like it is here. It gives me an idea of what to expect. I think I'm going to be needing some long johns. I am already dreaming of springtime and Sunshine and its not quite January yet! I would rather think of it like this... Only a few more weeks of winter. Spring will be here before too long now!
Before the dreaded winter season I was talking with a friend about some different ways to make a little extra money. One of the ideas we came up with is to grow "starter" plants for those folks who don't want to start their veggies from seed. Tomato and pepper plants for sure. Maybe a few others, but we haven't really decided on what those might be yet. Does anyone have any thoughts on what you think might be good for "starter" veggies?
I was thinking that we could sell them at some of the little Flea Markets they have around here. I would like to try and sell some homemade soap as well. And then there are the birdhouses Mars has been messing around with. He has 6-7of them ready to be "decorated" right now and materials on hand for at least twice that many more. They are made from pallets we picked up for free. Here is the Backwoods article he got the idea from. Isn't that just too cute?? Oh and if anyone has any ideas for little "signs"or other decorating ideas for the birdhouses, please feel free to leave them in the comments. It looks like most of the "decorating" is being left up to me and I could use all the help I can get.
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