With 2021 behind us - some would say "finally behind us" - we are starting to think about each cold, dreary, snowy day as one day closer to spring when everything comes to new life again. Yay for that!! We hope you all had a safe and healthy Christmas and holiday season.
Our seed catalogues have arrived and we have already purchased some veggie seeds for the garden we will plant this spring. Fingers crossed we'll find a green gage plum tree this year and that the pawpaw seeds we kept from the delectable fruit we bought last fall will germinate and grow. Even at the bitter cold -10°C temperature today, there is some warmth to that sunshine as it came through the kitchen window earlier this afternoon. That's always a positive sign. The cold days do present the perfect opportunities though, for making sourdough breads, waffles, pancakes, muffins and so on as well as creating pots of hearty homemade soups to fill the house with wonderful aromas as well as fuel the tummies.
This time of year people are often starting to plan vacations, too. For Ontario residents, an interesting incentive is being offered for anyone planning a getaway within the province in the 2022 tax year under the new "Ontario Staycation Tax Credit" program. You'll find the link for more information here: www.cp24.com/news/ontario-announces-plan-for-staycation-tax-credit-and-here-s-how-it-works-1.5652600 We hope you'll consider a stay here at Bentpath Getaway sometime in 2022!
In the meantime, stay safe, stay warm, good health to each of you, and be kind to one another.