I am starting to think fall/winter and what I can do to prepare, to do ahead of time. For example this last winter my feet really froze (we have no carpets) so I plan to knit (and buy) a few pairs of wool socks. There is nothing like wool to keep you warm. I have a wool shaw I knitted two years ago and it kept me sooo much warmer, then my polar fleece one. Yes, the wool is more expensive but it does the job.
I also read in a Mary Jane Farm mag, the idea of taking veggies that are starting to go and drying them in my dehydrator. I just set up my dehydrator in my pantry, so I can add bits and bobs to dry. Here a few more ideas I am doing
Make your own elderberry syrup youtube
Here is another youtube on the subject
To help build up our immune system this winter. It only takes 1/2 to make, so it is easy to always have elderberry syrup on-hand.
Homemade Natural Deodorant
Sharon just posted this recipe, so I had to post it. Thank you Sharon xoxo
Make your own oil lamps
Last winter, I pulled out my two oil lamps and I loved them. Not only do I like the light but they put out heat (can you tell I was really cold last winter :-)
Simple Windowsill Chives
Tracey had such a brilliant idea of using broken stemware and a sprouting onion. Your soo smart Tracey xoxoxo
Make your own old French Grain Sack
Well okay this have nothing to do with winter, but it is just a rocken idea I had to throw in !!!
Parsley, Peppers, Potatoes and Peas
I am trying to be better about harvesting and preserving this summer. This is a book I really love. She covers a lot of veggies and fruits, beside the typical ones you always read about. Like celeriac, chestnuts, dandelions, herb roots, kohlrabi. She tells what does best canning, freezing, dry, etc. She even has ideas of what to do with corn husks and cobs, after you cut the corn from them.
Onion, Garlic Soup for Colds
This is a soup I am going to have in my "fight the cold" arsenal. I plan to have a nice batch in the freezer. Because once you get sick, who wants to make a complicated soup. I will add more garlic, when I serve it.
Make your own sprouts in a canning jar
My mom and I were saying sprouts are a cheap, easy green veggie to have in the winter.
I have more ideas, I will post soon. If you have any ideas, I would LOVE to hear them xoxoxo