Even in winter the outdoors can be an inviting place to work.  Underneath the big fir tree, and near the old smoke house, is my outdoor workshop.  This area was once used for butchering and smoking meats, now it is a magical place to store my weavings-in-progress and garden tools.  The galvanized washtub doubles as a boiling pot for dyeing and stripping vines while the thatched chair still holds together for yet another season. The vines pictured are a collection of this winter's bounty.  I still find the ancient practices of crafting invigorating and meaningful, especially during the colder months, when space and heat are limited.  It keeps us connected to the past while empowering us for the future.

Just remember, tread gently for all nature is dear to us, including invasive weeds and vines.