As it starts to get cooler here in good ole Wisconsin and as the days get shorter my mind is drifting to all the preparations I would like to make before winter sets in. I currently have quite a wish list going at Mountain Rose Herbs and while I am waiting to get paid I find my list expanding each day. My goal is to get what I will need for the fall and winter and while I am a planner it’s hard to plan for what I think I might need. I do have quite a few tinctures planned (St. John’s Wort and Valerian to name a few) but also ingredients to make things such as cough medicine, throat lozenges, essential oils for various applications and such.
This cooler weather is also bringing my mind to canning. I planned to start canning earlier this year and it didn’t happen at all. But I am still hoping to can some Jelly, Pickles, and freeze items like corn, green beans, and other veggies. My husband and I joke that we are trying to “Laura Ingalls Wilder-it” this winter by better preparing now. Do you have any plans to prepare for winter?