Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall Happenings Around the Homestead

This weekend was all about getting some more wood put up for the winter. For those of you that don't know, Scott is a wood collector. We have two wood stoves in the house for heat and cooking for the power goes out. In the 10 years we have lived in this cabin we have never paid a dime for any of the wood we use. Scott collected it from everywhere. All our friends, etc. know if a tree falls to call Scott and he will come collect it. It has gotten to the point where we need more wood sheds to store it. We have so much that we were able to barter a truckload recently for three months of raw milk. 

More wood that still needs to be split and stacked. 

All Saturday afternoon was spent with Scott splitting and me stacking wood. We are half full with still more to go. I should also mention that all the wood and metal were just laying around the yard, so no money spent there either. 
Fall is hands down my favorite time of the year. I love the smell of the cool crisp air. I love not using the air conditioner and getting to open the windows wide all day long. I so wish Fall and Spring were our only two seasons, the weather is always perfect. Also most of the bugs are gone away.
This is the view from our side porch to the front of the yard.

Scott built us a new campfire area for this year.


Nicole said...

Love that campfire area! Lots of family memories to be made there!!!!

Eddie said...

Your property is just beautiful!

My dad has a similar wood obsession and we have woodpiles all over the place at the cottage.

Our neighbour who lives there year-round has us beat, though - he built an outdoor wood-stove heating system that goes under the ground into their house, and his woodpipe takes up two sides of a 1 acre square, roughly. Looks like you guys probably have about the same!

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

What a beautiful blog you have. I found you through Homestead Revival and am a new follower. I love this post and hope you will come share at our weekly Farm Girl Blog Fest. Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily