Will is busy cutting and hauling truckload after truckload of firewood to the woodshed just about every hour of daylight. Me? I’ve been rearranging my food storage after writing an article on that subject. I sorted, dusted, washed popcorn cans, and looked through my five-gallon storage buckets to see if any of them needed a little refill. After all, COVID is not going away any time soon and I want to be fully stocked with everything I can think of. I did find a pail that needed a few soup peas and one that could use some more brown sugar. Luckily, I had just bought both, so I just went upstairs and got a few bags and voila! The buckets are full again.
This afternoon Will and I took a ride on the four wheeler out through the Big Pines forty. We hadn’t been out there for a while, so it was nice to take a ride instead of working. But when we got back, he again hit the wood pile and I finished putting a gate up between the horse pasture and cow pasture. Today we moved the cows into the winter cow lot as hunting season starts on Saturday morning and we don’t want cows or horses shot … which has happened in the past. Not here, but we still are worried. Now the horses are in the horse pasture, which is quite a way from the nearest hunting and the cows are in the cozy cow lot with two new bales of hay.
Then I took time to mulch the daylily bed in the backyard with extra wood chips. I had planted some late German iris among the daylilies so wanted to make extra sure the roots are protected from the cold as they develop good strong roots. Two days left and it’s supposed to rain, turning to snow. — Jackie