The holidays are over, but the cold weather has persisted. Most of the south has been in a deep chill, and we are no exception. We've been into the single digits Fahrenheit three nights in a row. These are the days that we understand why muscadines don't tolerate latitudes much north of the Ozark foothills, since communities north of us have reached temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, any state is at risk...Georgia had major losses about three years ago. We've been spending our time indoors, looking at soil analysis results, and making plans for return to the vineyard when it warms a bit. We've also been eating muscadine jam with our biscuits, breads, and pancakes; drinking our juice; and experimenting with some recipes.