Edit: April 17, 2020 – I am changing the series titles to Lockdown because I want to accurately represent what is going on. I was using quarantine in a humorous way, but I now think the difference is too important to ignore.
I am not writing this series because I think everyone should panic. On the contrary, I think we should continue to make thoughtful decisions about how we spend our time based on a considering short term difficulties and having long term hope.
In some ways, the current difficulty has not changed things for me, personally. I have been gardening, raising animals, cooking from scratch, and sewing my own handkerchiefs for many, many years.
I have adjusted some things though. Some of this is just because things are closing down and shelves are unusually empty at grocery stores. Even though I was not going to prioritize gardening while we built a house this year, now I am settling into our temporary home a little more. My husband helped me quickly whip the small garden area into shape and the garden is starting to sprout.
Without further ado, here is the series and links will be added as the quarantine (suggested in some places and violently threatened in others) proceeds.
Lockdown Day 2: Sourdough Starter and Open Pollinated Seed
Lockdown Day 3: Seed Sorting and Seed Starting Indoors
Lockdown Day 4: What to Grow to Produce Food Quickly
Lockdown Day 5: 4 Mistakes New Gardeners Make and How to Avoid Them
Lockdown Day 6: Things You Need to Know About Sourdough Starter (and Check Your Germinating Seeds)
Lockdown Day 7: What Qualifies as a Modern Homestead?
Lockdown Day 8: A Custom Made Quiet Book for a 2 Year Old Grandson
Lockdown Day 9: Tips for a Basic Men’s Haircut and Bear Trimming
Lockdown Days 10 & 11: The Power of Regrouping
Lockdown Day 12: Laughing at Zombies in Chinese
Lockdown Day 13: The Magic Willow Branch versus the Steel Fence Post
Lockdown Days 14 – 15: Sew a Child’s Play Cape in a Day
Lockdown Day 16: Online Pinochle Card Game
no posts for QD 17 or 18, as explained on QD 16
Lockdown Day 19: The Problem with Scientific Data (or Bats, Broccoli, and Hospital Stats)