Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A recipe for surviving the New Hampshire winter

It's frightfully cold this morning, 7 degrees in the sun and it's predicted to get even colder for the next few days. Because winter can be so very long, the days so short and cabin fever a real threat, I get through the winter by surrounding myself with only the things that make me happy...

A plowed driveway

A shoveled path to the bird feeder

A nice pile of firewood just steps from the back door.

A patient kitty to remind me I'm not the only one waiting for spring.

Colorful yarn

Cymbidium orchid ready to bloom

A sunny corner office

A warm fire, a big stash of yarn, a pile of seed catalogs

Plenty of good friends...

...and good food....

...and more good friends...

Cheers!!!

5 comments:

Emily Porschitz said...

LOOOVVVEEEEE this post. Spring is just around the corner, but plenty of good times to be had in the meantime...

Amy D said...

Great recipe! You make winter look good...

Ting said...

Thanks Emily and Amy for being my main ingredients :-)

whmjr said...

Hi Ting. Great post. Two hour delay down here. I too was in the winter zone yesterday so I made a slide show on my farm blog of photos of my garden in summer here at school. Check it out
http://www.middlebrook-farm-school.blogspot.com/
Say hi to Eric for me.

jennifer said...

hi ting!!! can't believe will beat me to posting on your blog! LOVE the photos of your space and favorite "get you through the winter stuff!" i am envious of the wood stove (and firewood!) and so wish we could have been there for your dinner:) Hope you are doing well, looks like you are... still planning india - will keep you posted. happy fireside sitting, knitting, and hangin with ben and eric:)
peace,
j