Lately, we’ve had the urge to be more domestic. We are finally in a cozy spot to invest a bit more time and energy into the things we really love, like brewing, canning, cheese making, hunting and gathering, and gardening. I’ve been dreaming and drooling over these thoughts for months now. Could it be our desire to only consume what we have control over? Perhaps a strong love for our environment and nature have something to do with it, too. Either way, this burning desire has finally, well.. almost, become a reality. We’ve recently purchased the supplies needed to homebrew and make cheese. By early spring, we would like to round out our kitchen appliances with a food dehydrator, canning goods, and a coffee roaster. How exciting, right? All of these things are incredibly exciting and rewarding, but I think what I am most excited for is our very own garden. Is it too soon to be thinking about a garden already? We have so many ideas and plans. We would like to grow a franken-garden with only the coolest, funkiest produce on the market. It will be interesting to learn what grows well in this gem state and how long of a growing season we actually have. That is another beauty to domesticity: learning. I am eager to wrap my brain around all of these wonderful, homemade things.
Let the learning begin!