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Winter comes early posted on December 04, 2006

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Winter has come with a vengeance...and it’s still only fall! Salt Spring Island doesn’t often get a foot of snow, or below-zero temperatures, and to have such weather come in November and last this long is truly unusual. Fortunately, we are well-equipped to handle the predictable power outage. At the first flicker of the lights, we fill the bathtub (for washing and flushing), the kettle, and our biggest stock pots with water. We stoke up the woodstove, light candles and kerosene lamps, and put matches next to our propane cook top, so we can cook even without electricity. Then, we feel prepared and quite cozy. The snow gives us a quiet time to think about planning next spring’s garden, a holiday from outdoor work, and a reminder that the true holiday season will soon be upon us. Best wishes to all who read this!

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August 03, 2008 August Cornucopia
March 02, 2008 Spring 08
May 04, 2007 New sheep for spring
December 04, 2006 Winter comes early
August 30, 2006 Harvest Time
May 29, 2006 Spring 2006
February 03, 2006 Wet and Windy Winter
December 04, 2005 Getting ready for winter
July 27, 2005 Summer's Here
May 31, 2005 Spring Planting
March 20, 2005 Almost Spring on Salt Spring Island
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