This is the week merchants want us to believe that the most important preparation we should have on our mind is shopping—Black Friday, Bing Crosby blaring from store sound systems, everything glistening in red and green—that whole consumer thing.
But we have other seasonal activities that we find more compelling.
I’ve previously posted about our various storage sites for food harvested from the garden. This is one very important aspect of preparing for winter here in downeast Maine, but there are a few other key elements as well—you might almost consider preparing for winter it’s own season. I clearly remember how, when they were little, my older children would ask if something being stored away (usually food) was “for winter”. They must have heard me use that phrase a lot!
A full woodshed (and LOTS of kindling! Yay!);
(Important to me if nobody else around here)—lots of knitting projects lined up!