Holiday Season at the Homestead


| 1/3/2017 3:54:00 PM


Erin SheehanWe passed the shortest day of the year just a little while ago. At this, the darkest and coldest time of the year, it may seem hard to find joy and light. But at our homestead we embrace the season as a time of rest, and a time to deepen our relationships with one another.

From spring through fall, we are so busy with the garden and putting up food that we miss out on many of our favorite pastimes. One of those is reading the Sunday paper. Every year when winter hits for good, I put in for my annual, 12-week, home delivery subscription to the Sunday newspaper. This paper is so large that it can take several days to fully digest. I revel in sitting by the fire, reading my New York Times, and knowing that I have no weeds waiting to be pulled or tomatoes that will rot if I don't get them jarred up.

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We also spend time making music together at this time of year. Music brings us together and lifts us up. We may not be ready for a Carnegie Hall debut, but to us it sounds wonderful.

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I spend a lot of time in the kitchen during the winter trying new recipes and making things I just don't have time for during the rest of the year. January is a great time to bake homemade crackers, soft pretzels, cinnamon buns, and other complicated and time-consuming recipes. I have a penchant in winter to bake things that are cheaply purchased, but that take hours to make from scratch for some reason!



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