We are just about half-way through winter at this point , and as I started morning chores the snow started , to coat the farm. 
Even as I watch the snow fall I am encouraged to know daylight is increasing.
Sunrise6:52 A.M.10 Hours 8 Minutes
the sun reaches its highest point in the sky
11:56 A.M.
Sunset5:01 P.M.

From the Farmers Almanac

Weather Conditions
Feb 1-8
Snow showers, very cold
Feb 9-15
Rain and snow showers, mild
Feb 16-19
Rainy, quite mild
Feb 20-23
Rain and snow showers, mild
Feb 24-29
Snow showers, cold
temperature 25° (2° above avg.)
precipitation 2.5" (avg.)

In the weeks ahead the farmhouse will undergo the transition into spring. 
I am making my list : 
  • Spring scents in the form of cleaning supplies and essential oils 
  • Fresh clean linens to be washed in lavender and hung outside
  • Winter curtains to come down and be replaced with lite fabrics
  • Screens and windows to be washed washed 
  • Spring floral
  • And spring menus

The farmhouse kitchen is full of menu writing and meal prepping madness.
Here at the farm we bulk shop and batch cook in an attempt to spend less, waste less,
save time all while eating well together.
This is the current  meal plan we are following from week to week the protean changes ,
but this is low waste cooking.
The menu is very much subjective to the season, pricing and availability ,
currently I am working with a basic out line and switching up the protein .

Monday Slow Roast
The bones are always transformed into a bone broth.
Tuesdays Taco Night
chili with all the fixings
Wednesday Pasta
tortellini spinach and sausage
Thursday Soup and Salad night
this week salad with cheese burger and red onions on top
Friday Pizza and flat breads
flat naan breads with veggies and cheese
Beef and Broccoli

  1. Shop your freezer and pantry
  2. Write your menu
  3. Shop the market
  4. Wash Produce when you get it home
  5. Batch cook