Speaking with my farmgirl friends reminded me that I'm
supposed to be practicing the old ways,
even in winter when there isn't much
gardening or canning to do.
So what did people do in the winter months
besides constantly trying to keep warm and survive?
Spinning, mending, needlework and also music.
That brings me to my dulcimer, something that I haven't picked up in forever!
So don't expect much!
It's an instrument that anyone can learn to play,
at least enough to plunk around and make a tune or two,
even if it is not perfect.
You can become very experienced at it
learning how to finger pick and play in groups.
It's probably not completely in tune
and I surely am out of practice; however,
for me, it's just fun.