Do NOT Copy

Do NOT Copy

WInter Plans

Wow, fall has really flown by this year. I am glad that I was able to get so much done out in the yard this year. It is not usually possible to get some of the things on my enormous to do list done, but it was usually warm this fall. Strangely, our ground has just recently frozen so I was able to get the bulbs I purchased at 75% off planted. Our lakes are also frozen by this time of year most of the time, but we are still waiting for that to happen.

Winter has rolled in with full force and unusual brutality within the last week or so. Though we are having "normal" temps for this time of year, I feel like it's colder than usual. Winter will officially begin this month, but the garden catalogs have already began flooding my mail box. It is time to begin thinking ahead to the spring gardens.

I know I sometimes complain (okay, maybe a little more than sometimes...) about the cold and snow up here, but I feel like it's is a much needed enforced break that I may not otherwise take. Sometimes we gardeners get so wrapped up in our "stuff" that we forget to take time for ourselves. I think that winter is God's way of reminding us that we need to take a break and take care of ourselves. Frozen grounds and feet of snow really make you stop in your gardening tracks. What will I do this winter?

Well, you know me, I always have something up my sleeve! I am hoping that I get a chance to work on some of my long neglected craft projects this winter. My craft room is finally almost as organized as I would like it to be, so that should help me feel more motivated. I will hopefully also get a chance to do some more blogging and blog hopping. This year has been especially busy and I seem to have been neglecting spending time with my blogging buddies lately. They have done so much to help to bring me back from the brink of despair, I'd hate for them to think that I have forgotten about them. My larger home improvement projects seem to be winding down so I shouldn't have too much of that type of thing to do. One day I would like to put an egress window in our basement as well as a door onto our new deck, but I am thinking these projects may be past my amateur skills.

I have also been working on cleaning stuff out lately while thinking about the possibility of having to move again within a few years. Along the way, I have discovered many choice pieces of wood collecting dust in the scrap wood pile. I am imagining a wonderful cold frame being built from them as well as making some various bird, butterfly, and bat houses.

Although I am banished to the indoors for the winter, fear not, I have plenty of winter plans. What are your plans?

Thank you for stopping by to chat with me. Please leave me a message, I'd love to hear your thoughts!



Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It is good for us to get a break from our gardens, even if we don't think we need it. It's a good time to plan and dream about Spring, and for me to get some indoors projects done too. How fun to have a craft room, I bet you'll have lots of fun in there!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I always hope to get rid of clutter in the winter, but when I don't get things done, I think I'll make better use of my summer off, and get the place clean, but then think, "No, it's my chance to keep up with gardening, and when I can't garden, then I'll clean."

If you have to move, I hope you find a good place, and are able to sell yours in a reasonable amount of time. We have lots of homes for sale in our neighborhood, too.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Cinj girl .. it looks like you got hit twice by some idiot spammer .. I am able to reject comments like that before they hit the publish cue .. aren't they rotten ?
Yes .. winter is something I truly need too .. down time but things to do all the time really .. sounds like you have lots to keep you busy girl : )

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Cinj,
I just read Joy's comment. Did you know there is a little garbage can at the end of each comment that you can click on to delete them?

I can see one at the end of mine that I could use to delete it if I had made a mistake and wanted to redo it.


Dawn said...

You would be surprised how easy a window and door are. I thought building a whole house was beyond my skill but I did it! Sounds like you might have enough to keep you busy though.
Spammer-You also can go into publish, hit view, go to comments and you will find the little trashcan there, just click on it.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I was so excited when I saw your posting up. Busy, busy.
For everything there is a season and purpose. Maybe your right we need the time to rest along with the gardens.

Cinj said...

Catherine- Yeah, it will be if my daughter keeps her room clean enough for me to walk through there. Usually it's a disaster in there and I don't want to break a leg.

Spam? I thought I set up comment moderation, it must have decided not to save when I did that last time I was on. I've been getting an awful lot of spam lately. Grr.

Sue- Decluttering is a lofty goal that seems to elude me most of the time. Seems I do a better job if there's a reason that i HAVE to do it. I sure hope I don't have to move. :(

Joy- Yeah, I don't think there's really any part of the year that I'm not busy.

Dawn- I had thought about that, but I guess I'm not sure how easy it would be to get through the cider block wall. I imagine the door wouldn't be so bad. We'll see. That's a project for the back burners though.

Lona- It HAS been a while, hasn't it? Where has the time gone anyway? It's nice to get the illusion of getting some much needed rest anyway. ;)

our friend Ben said...

Welcome back, Cinj! We've missed your posts. And we're so glad to hear that you'll have at least a few more years to enjoy the new home and garden you've been working so hard on! Wishing you a peaceful, productive, and regenerative winter. Our plans are fairly simple: we both want to declutter, Silence wants to do some more knitting and beading, and I (our friend Ben) want to finish writing my latest novel and get back to learning guitar.