Although we had thought winter was here already, we got a week of thawing (which made everything a lake of ice), but it’s looking serious now. Luckily, yesterday was nice and even sunny at times although only topping out at 20 degrees. So Will and I got busy splitting up another huge pile of firewood. Yes, our woodshed, the pen in the goat shed, the piles under the storage barn eves, and the two old pig sheds are stuffed full.
By continuing to cut and split wood, we’re freeing up a lot of time next summer and fall so we can get other projects done. Will still has a huge pile of slab wood stacked by the sawmill, several piles of logs around the yard and two piles out in the edge of the pasture! (Think we have enough wood?!) It’s such a great feeling though, as both Will and I have seen hard times when you had to wade through blowing, drifting snow to hunt up enough wood to last the night.
Yesterday afternoon, David and I set up the Christmas tree then hauled up the decorations and lights from the basement. We have enough to choose from, inheriting my late husband Bob’s mothers decorations, Mom and Dad’s, plus fifty some years of our own. Mittens had a picnic! She LOVES boxes and bags. David and Ashley strung lights all across the front porch and side of the house, then all the way down the house garden fence, building an archway (which I’m going to keep) over the backyard gate, then down to the duck fence and even their house! Wow! I think planes will begin landing in our yard.
Will got the new tire pumped up and he and David got it on the tractor last night. So that’s a job well done. And the tire’s permanently out of the house at last. Whew!