Cherishing the Seasons

Everyone around me has been complaining about the weather.

“It’s too cold for March.”

Can I let you in on a little secret? I don’t mind the extra little bit of cooler weather. Last year, we had almost no winter at all and it felt like it come summer. (No rest. Kind of like a week without a Sunday)

I never got to curl up by the fire with a book, never got to finish those knitting or quilting projects and in general, just felt like we were rushing into warmer weather before it had ever left.

This year, I’ve been taking advantage of the snow – forcing myself to relish each moment that I have to spend indoors and using those times to finish up things that have been left the last couple of winters.

I finished binding both of my boys’ quilts.


Finished the top of a picnic quilt.


Finished the top of Lauryn’s quilt – Sweet Menagerie Nine Patch (remember this?)


And I’ve even had a little extra time to sort through out-grown clothes and clean out a few closets here and there. And also, after seeing Heather’s post, was inspired to learn a bit of embroidery.



I know that once the warm weather truly hits to stay, we’ll be as behind as ever, but for now, I’m going to rest in the winter season and cherish each moment. Planning, resting and greeting the slow-to-start spring with peace.

How about you? When do you find time to rest and cherish the season at hand?

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About Sheri Salatin

Sheri is married to Daniel Salatin. She is the marketing director at Polyface Farm and stay-at-home mom of three children. Sheri is passionate about clean food and is enjoying working the land along side her husband. When not farming, Sheri can be found reading, writing, sewing, baking and serving in her church family.

5 Responses to Cherishing the Seasons

  1. Amen! Never will there be a time when your rest is not blessed. Enjoy it!

  2. cyndi lewis says:

    Oh, you got me! I’m a weather complainer! Not enough snow, too much snow, too cold, too warm. I do need to learn to be content with what God brings. Even though I long for some nice weather, it has been nice not to have summer in March like last year. Last year we had two or three weeks of 70’s and 80’s in March and then it got cold again. Totally ruined the fruit crops in the area. I didn’t go u-pick any of my usual strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches or apples. The supply just wasn’t there and the prices high. Then we had the summer drought which killed off summer crops. So bring on the cold weather, snow and rain. Here’s to a better harvest this year! I’m glad God holds us in his hands.

  3. Tasha says:

    Well although it is spring (and has been for a while) here in SE Texas it will very soon be SUPER hot and HUMID!!!! But lately we have been enjoying mild, much cooler days than normal. I found myself wanting to complain about it not being in our usual 70s at this time.
    So when I complain I get OUTDOORS and enjoy this time while I can. And this coming week cooler temps are ahead.
    Maybe I will enjoy being cozy on the sofa with a warm blanket and finish up my first Joel Salatin book, Folks, this ain’t normal.
    Happy GOOD Friday to you all.

  4. Leilani says:

    When it comes to the weather this time of year my impatience shows its ugly head….. I want to PLANT….. I have RABBITS and CHICKENS to PROCESS… and it has been too cold to do so. However, I completely agree about enjoying what we have and trying to pattern our lives to what we have. But, I still want to PLANT……

  5. I love your picnic quilt! (Well, I love all of them, really, but the picnic quilt stood out especially to me.) And you just picked up embroidery just like that! Wow. That is cool. I am all about the tea cup! Great attitude and great reminder to all of us to be content in whatever season we’re in!