Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Getting Ready for Winter

The nights are finally cooling down and the mornings hold promise of autumn's changing dress and relief from summer's oppressive heat. It is time to make preparations for winter.

We spent the past three day week end cutting, splitting and stacking our supply of fuel for heating the house. I absolutely love splitting wood- the sweet aroma of oak and that glorious feeling when instead of a dull thud, a loud crack is heard when the axe comes down on the log as it falls apart. Our neighbor graciously gave us several trees he had recently cut, and this increased our stash considerably, although this will not be dry enough to burn until mid to late winter. And to top it all, we enjoyed dinners and breakfast cooked on a campfire, the first we've had in a long time, to celebrate the cooler temperatures.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

You're so lucky! I miss splitting wood; so much fun!!! And to enjoy cooking in the great outdoors!!!

Seth is so adorable in that pic! (As usual.) He's doing the happy curly toes. ;) :)