Winter Recess

In our area schools get a week off for “winter recess” in February. Mother Nature took that kind of literally this year, as we’ve had weather over 60 degrees since Wednesday! Quite a break from winter! But in typical Upstate NY fashion, we’re expecting snow again on Sunday. It should be snowy and cold during this time of year, but who am I to complain that it felt like May?

My husband is a teacher, so this week brought some welcome family time with lots of walks around the yard with the baby. There’s nothing like fresh air and sunshine to keep you healthy.


We had company over for dinner last night and I cooked a pastured pork shoulder our favorite way – stuffed with lots of garlic, rubbed with paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper, seared, and braised low and slow over onions in homemade hard apple cider.  It’s not the most photogenic food but it is mighty tasty!  We’ll be enjoying the leftovers for a while.

I hope everyone who had this weird warm weather had the chance to enjoy it as much as we did. I hate that next week will be back to normal!  If only my husband and I could both work from home as farmers.


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