Today is a rainy day. Suddenly, fall has arrived, and with it, my urge to “put by”. Do you have this urge as winter approaches? I want to can, gather, hoard, make stews, buy bulk, get my wood on the porch, hunker down, get ready for the hardships of winter. What the heck is this urge? This isn’t frontiersville! It isn’t as though I am living in the rural wilderness out here in the burbs of Baltimore. I go through this every year. It must be genetic like the whole paper towel thing.
What do you do to get ready for winter? If you live in a mild climate do you still feel the need to prepare? Enquiring minds need to know!