Life at the Fox Plot during the winter may be perhaps slower, but there are important happenings nonetheless. Such activities include but are not limited to:
1. Fretting about the bees and the cold temperatures, followed by peeking inside the hives for activity of any kind then worrying that some lone bee will fly out and into my eye.
2. Eating, be that incredibly unseasonal produce from Meijer or super tasty put-up produce (there are still squashes, pumpkins, potatoes, onions, turnips, beets, carrots, and Napa cabbages still hanging in there, as well as frozen tomatoes, peppers, corn, and berries, and not to mention pickles and sauerkraut living in our fridge). Eating also includes cookies, which are not seasonal or local, but unfortunately tasty.
3. Drooling over the growing stack of seed catalogs, which we shall rename garden porn.
4. Plotting what vegetables will go in which bed and at what time of the year this growing season, excluding the already planted garlic, that is waiting for more hours of sunshine and a bit warmer weather before making it’s spring-time debut.
5. Convincing all affected parties that a small hoophouse at the Fox Plot has great merit and basically essential to Fox plotting.
And we do have some things to do outside of the Fox Plot, like making bread at Great Harvest and flying airplanes to warmer climates (you figure out which of us is doing what 🙂 ). But those things aren’t nearly as exciting as vegetables, honey bees, and Fox Plot plans.