It's been a low key week. Maybe the cold has had an affect on me, but it seems that I've been spinning my wheels all week. Today we woke up to several inches of beautiful snow. Beautiful in the eyes of a seven year old. So even though we homeschool we decided to take a snow day. She is outside and will only come in for hotchocolate. The good man of the house had already taken the day off so that he could go and get a load of wood. His plans meant nothing to mother nature, so he is home today too. He watered the chickens this morning for me, (nice man) so I've been taking it easy and am putting some words down in cyberspace.
I also started another batch of sprouts. I didn't sprout anything for several weeks now. I know I always feel better when I get plenty of sprouts in the winter. We do not buy lettuce or any salad things in the winter but wait until spring to grow our own. My reasons are numerous. One is the expense of such luxury. Another is the continuous flow of recalls from dangerous bacteria that should never ever be associated with salads. Another reason is the miles it takes to bring that stuff from where it is grown all the way to our grocery store, completely unneccessary and indulgent. I do want to build a greenhouse so that I can grow salad greens earlier in the spring and later into the fall. These are among the reasons I have for not buying salad greens in the winter.
I love snow days.