Into the Forest —- Monday, September 21, 2020

Into the forest, we went.

Leaving our farm around 7:45 a.m.

Our daughter, Kimberly, and son-in-law, Cliff, bringing their chain saw, truck, and willing helping hands

We cut and loaded

Only dead standing Aspen.

It took until close to noon,

But we got all the rest of the firewood we will need for the winter.

Two pick-up beds full = one complete cord!

Okay, winter!Β  I’m [reluctantly] ready!

So are Terry, Boomer, and Mindy…plus the two hens! (I will winterize their coop next.)

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


25 thoughts on “Into the Forest —- Monday, September 21, 2020

  1. And Down Under, we’re getting ready for the heat. It’s still early spring, but it was 80Β°F today and 78% humidity. The Wet is going to be long and hot this year. We can’t go into the forest to gather fuel for the air conditioning, so it’s just as well we have 20 solar panels on the roof πŸ™‚


  2. I’m happy that you were able to get the rest of the firewood you needed for winter, and that you had such willing and able helpers. I must admit that I’m not ready for scenes like the ones you showed at the end of your post.


  3. We used to burn wood when we lived in Oregon (the first time) and we cut our own! I loved doing it – such a great feeling of accomplishment! And nothing feels as good in damp Oregon winters as a wood fire. (Our house, the one we sold after we retired, had ceiling heat, surely the dumbest thing ever invented. In damp climates, your feet are *:always* cold! I was so much happier when we put in a wood stove — we already had fireplaces but the stove heated the whole house! I loved it. We’re going to miss having that this winter when we stay in Oregon for the first time in years.


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