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Monday, October 7, 2013

Work Weekend...

10:08 am- 47 degrees - windy and raining...

Fall.  It’s like the best of times and worst of times.  On one hand – the great temperatures and clear blue skies make it great to work long days without the tiring effects of the burning sun and sweltering heat.  On the other hand – those cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and rainy days are a reminder for us here on the mountain of what is soon to come – snow, ice and freezing temperatures.

So with that in mind – we have a lot of chores that we need to get wrapped up before Mother Nature drives us indoors for most of the winter.  The past several weeks we have been tackling the most important thing for our winter survival – firewood.

We had a beautiful, warm, breezy weekend that was great weather to be outside and continue working on getting all of our firewood for this winter cut, split and stacked.

While Tony was busy outside hauling and stacking firewood, I was busy with my normal daily routine... heating water to do the dishes and baths, cleaning the house, laundry, etc...  Then I moved outside to finish working on the firepit area (helping Tony when needed).
we have to heat all our water either
on the gas stove or the wood stove

dishes are done "camp style" on the dining table

this is my project - the firepit area

After a long day of working around the house, it was nice to sit back and relax around a roaring campfire.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the glimpse into your daily household chores.



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