what the calendar says, I consider this the halfway point of winter.
From a heating
perspective, January is the coldest month. That means we should
be midway through our wood supply, but we've actually used more than we
should have. It's been a warm, but sedentary, winter, and I've
burnt excess wood so I wouldn't irritate my carpal tunnel while
pounding away on the keyboard. We have plenty more out at the
parking area if the driveway ever cooperates, but for now we've only
got about 40% of the farmside wood left. Time to be a little more
a food storage perspective, I'd say we're only a third of the way
through winter. Even though our Persephone
will soon be over and the winter greens will start growing again, we
won't pick anything non-leafy until oyster mushrooms pop up in March,
asparagus in April, and then finally strawberries, broccoli, and more
in May. Here, we've done a much better job than with our wood
stores, in large part due to the seemingly endless supplies of lettuce
and greens from the quick hoops. Of the 28.75 gallons of winter
vegetables we stored away, we've consumed a mere 4.5 gallons.
We'd better pick up the pace!
Our chicken waterer is perfect for chicken
tractors since it never spills on uneven ground.
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