Of course it’s been a zoo around here, getting ready for Christmas, but on Sunday, Will and I took awhile off to drive “around the block” so to speak. We wanted to take a look at the logging site across the creek. Boy, was that impressive. Huge trucks, delimbers, slashers, and fuel tanks. And a whole lot of bare naked land. Okay, there are some trees left standing. Our century-old white pines that we didn’t want cut are still standing. And there are also a few scattered groves of ash, balsam, and other trees, but it’s pretty bare. However, there is going to be a ton of left-over firewood. Already Will has fired up the Case crawler-loader and started plowing a road in the snow, heading over there. He shoved lots of snow into the creek, which is both shallow and quite narrow, especially during the winter, to make an ice bridge. When it freezes over, he’ll keep on shoving out a road until he can access the logging site with the tractor and log trailer. We’re looking forward to that so we can begin hauling some of that wood home when the loggers finish up.
I’ve been wrapping presents and baking up a storm too. I just have to make a cheesecake and some spritz cookies and decorate the cut out cookies — but that’s fun!
Tomorrow it’ll just be Will, David, and me unless our friend, Tom, can join us for supper. A quiet day will be pretty welcome, actually. So I’d like to wish you all happiness in the coming year and a very merry Christmas! — Jackie