It sounds like everyone is going completely crazy with this winter. My RL friends are hitting rockbottom. That is when I see them. We've all been cooped up for too long. I have noticed moms loosing it on various homeschool forums I belong to. (You know who you are...) I have noticed I am loosing it. Hot baths and hot toddies are all the rage for me lately. Seriously, I am depressed, anxious, lethargic and until today, hopeless.
Today hope sprung. It kind of started when Denise (Mom in Madison)posted about CSA's. The pictures were wonderful, and what with our garden last year a bit of a bust I thought that sounded like a good idea. I found one right around the corner from us. I had no idea it was even there! And then I noticed the days are getting longer. Really and truly. And daylight savings time starts on March 9th!! That is less than a month away, my dear readers! Then I got my DownEast magazine March issue. The home and garden issue. There is a wonderful article on Eliot Coleman. Eliot is the author of The New Organic Grower. Take a gander at his website and check out the gallery of photos. If that doesn't' give you hope, what does?
Wanna know what else gives me hope? (Of course you do...) I have always wanted a greenhouse. I have a friend up the road who single handedly made her own greenhouse (this may not sound that amazing until you realize she had four kids and one on the way..)In the winter she goes in the greenhouse and plays with dirt and soaks up the warmth. I want that. It's cheaper than Florida and better for you. The Downeast mag. had a link to this site. This is my year, people. I am SO hoping by next fall/winter we will have our own greenhouse and be able to eat fresh year 'round. With that in mind, check out another great book by Eliot Coleman. I am so ordering it.
And just think what that would do for cabin fever! When it happens and you are in the middle of the winter doldrums you have a standing invitation to come see me and my greenhouse.