What a beautiful day... even though it is 46 degrees here right now.
You can't tell it inside our home. It's nice and cozy!
Remember the huge dead tree that came down in our front yard? Well, it looks like we will be reaping the benefits from that all winter long without having to go cut wood somewhere else.
Rich borrowed a log splitter from a friend. The afternoon that I was working on fluffing my cardinal tree, he and the kids spent that time splitting wood. All of this came from two of those big logs:
Rich tells me I'm such a "freak" about things. He's so silly; he doesn't realize how much he is too! He took the bigger logs off of the rack and split them into smaller logs. I think he was just having lots of fun with the log splitter. I knew it was coming... and it did about 2 hours into log splitting... "Honey, I think we need to get one of these". So my answer-- put money aside for it and watch craigslist. Isn't that the answer for everything??
I agree that a log splitter would be nice to have to save his back and shoulders from hurting after all last season of using a maul. Rich did have a very good idea. How about saving a few of those big tree trunks to use as seats? We're slowly clearing away our land to the pond and will one day have a fire pit down there. I agree... these would make some pretty neat (and weatherproof) seats! What do you think?
I am grateful for a husband that works around the home doing what needs to be done to take care of our family. It's so nice to have a wood fireplace. It heats up our family room, dining room and kitchen. That's three rooms that don't need to be heated by natural gas. I'm all about not giving ONG our hard earned money! =]