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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    This year was the first year that I attempted to grow anything during the winter months. My kale is still producing wonderfully and it is so much sweeter and more tender than in the hot months. Today I pulled up another pound of carrots. I am really amazed that they are so good after all the...
  2. Christmas
    The UK had its first snow last night - even tho I didnt get any I have found some beautiful pictures i'd like to share with you :) I'd love to see your winter,snowy and christmasy pictures if anyone would like to share feel free to add to this your more than welcome.
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    This is the consolidated pictures of the preserving of fruit and vegetables for the off season. I have been basically living on this, almost as my main diet.Of course,I eat other food as required. I have lost 15 pounds in three months (205 to 190) and am full of energy and very active. With...
  4. Utilities
    Does anyone have any tips on saving on electricity and heating oil this winter?
  5. Family
    Indoor or outdoor suggestions. Please no skating, sledding, snowman (although this is cute: Headless Snowman (Outdoor Winter Games for Kids) | Winter Fun & Games | FamilyFun), standard crafts, bowling, movies, reading, baking type suggestions. LOL Looking for ideas if the kids have friends...
  6. Preparedness and Survival
    Nope, not really. :thunder: But, it's coming soon. Every year for the past four, we've experienced a winter storm that knocked the power out. This year I intend to be completely prepared for everything. No rushing out to get something I've forgotten, no moving in with a friend who has power...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    I'm making my plans to try some indoor gardening this year. I have a VERY sunny window in my kitchen. I'm going to put shelves across it and start some seeds. The things that I think will doo well indoors are lettuce and herbs. I'm still doing a little research to see if there are other...
  8. General Chat
    With fall around the corner I have started my winter stockpiling. Always like to have lots of honey on hand during cold and flu season. Was able to pick up 5 pounds for $16. Also purchased some roasted seaweed and fresh ginger. Since I do not have a car getting to stores is a little...
  9. Preparedness and Survival
    I know its still the middle of summer, its super hot in some areas of the country but something made me think about winter and the storms we've had in the past as well as things we've gone/made due without etc. while wondering 'How can I prep better this year so it doesn't happen again?'...
  10. General Chat
    ......for $5.27 (including tax)!!!!!!!!!! I went to JCPenney this morning to look for a spring coat during their doorbuster sale and didn't find anything that I liked. Anyway, across the aisle was a very small selection of winter coats. I found a beautiful red Worthington wool coat - original...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    on your homestead? Our dwindling woodpile lets me know that winter is on it's way out and it's almost time to get next years wood down, split and stacked. Here's the woodpile going into winter...
  12. Blog
    I started out the year with good intentions, hopes, and a plan. By Feb. 1st that plan slowly fell apart. Sure, I still have time to catch up and get all I want to done this year before a new year starts again. I'm just down lately. Working a lot but not full time yet. I'm hoping they get me to...
  13. General Chat
    This year seems to be a very depressing winter to me.All it wants to do is snow,we have it piled everywhere.We get a few milder days and then are back to the deep freeze.I admit I am not a winter person,but I can usually amuse myself with indoor things I like to do. Anyone else find this winter...
  14. General Chat
    They posted this at work. Be safe out there. Please see below for safety tips for driving in winter weather. • Check the road conditions in your area via the internet or stay tuned to local news broadcasts for more information on roadway and weather conditions. • Remove snow and ice from your...
  15. General Chat
    Every winter I put out food on our deck for our feathered friends,and some furry ones too.We always get lots of visitors every year.This year is so different,as we have barely seen any.The Bluejays would come and scream and even tap on the window if there was no food out,this year food goes for...
  16. Home Decorating
    Dreary day here today, and got me thinking about seasonal decorating. Most people decorate their houses for the holidays, but what do you do after the holidays? Does anyone else feel like their home needs a big bright burst of colour to cheer it up in the dead of winter? Does anyone decorate...
  17. Leisure & Media Arts
    What songs do you like to listen to in the winter? What songs remind you of wintertime?
  18. General Chat
    I go to FL every winter for a time. I budget it in, and I do it very, very frugally. This year, however, I need to save for something else for one of my children (education related) and should not be using any of that money for FL. How am I frugally going to manage a long cold winter? I wake...
  19. Preparedness and Survival
    I know a lot of us have a good stockpile , etc. But if a winter storm is coming and you think you might lose power, do you precook food and lay in extra stuff ? We have a good woodpile stacked for heat. The generater has gas in it. I keep some extra water in jugs. All kinds of food here...
  20. General Chat
    So I am starting to plan what to do with DD7 during the school winter break. I checked the library and there is nothing going on. Almost everything else is 15 dollars a person way out of my price range. So does anyone have any free or inexpensive things they do with there kids during the winter...
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