Last night the temperatures dropped down to 27 degrees in SW Michigan. Brrrrrr. I went out this morning to put the freshly washed clothes on the line to dry and my fingers about froze. Jack Frost made a visit here last night!
No, it did not snow here last night but this is what the homestead looks like in the wintertime.
It’s a good thing we have been hustling in the garden for the past few weeks. The last of the vegetable and seeds have been harvested as a well as the final tomatoes, and herbs. The birdbaths have been emptied and the heater is in the birdbath that remains out all winter for the songbirds.
The house plants summering on the porch are inside now and positioned in their winter spot in front of the south facing windows for winter sunlight. The hoses are emptied, drained and stored in the pool shack for the winter months.
The light bulb was turned on in the chicken coop last night to keep those chickie babies warm.
Off comes the full length screen at the front door.
Off came the front door screen and on went the storms.
On goes the glass storm doors.
There is a whole lot of chopping, blanching and preserving work in planned the kitchen today!
My kitchen island on the day of our last harvest for the 2014 season.
Happy Small House Homesteader, Donna