Another misty rainy day after a day of hard freeze, and before the expected light snow on Sunday. It'll be interesting to see if this is the kind of winter that just doesn't let up once it starts. That's what I'm starting to expect after the weather we've been having up to this point. I won't lie, I wouldn't mind a milder winter this year, but I don't expect one. This weekend the Lady of the House is going to be out and busy with selling at a convention, and I'm going to be home. I hope to spend part of the weekend relaxing, but at least some of it is going to working on the kitchen where I'm going to be building the counter top. I hope to be able to show that off within the month.
While we've learned a lot actively by searching for information by talking to people, and reading, we've probably learned more just by doing things and witnessing things. I think the highest amount of learning through experience is in the livestock side of things because of how much personality animals have, and how individual care can be. The areas that the most learning has come from others and from books is in gardening. Gardening is so specific in how things need to be done to have things work out, learning from others is vital before gaining experience. It's like baking, it's more science than art, more precision than feeling.
Speaking of gardening, the Seed Exchange for the Hilltown Seed Saving Network is coming up this weekend. If you have time and an interest in gardening and seed saving I'd come on out. It's an interesting time.