You know when you have one of those days that seem really productive, you’ve been really busy, got loads done and your extremely satisfied with the world, despite knowing you’re probably going to literally fall into bed? Well it’s been a bit like that here today.
To be fair I live in a truly beautiful spot, especially when the sun is in the sky, but the amount of work it takes to keep the house and yard in order can be truly overwhelming and there’s always so much to do.
Today and for the next couple of days the boys (my hubby and our sons Durahn and Kye) are on operation prepare for winter. It’s a necessary evil of living in a damp old farm house 😦
A major part of Operation Winter involves chopping trees up into logs for the stove
Then there’s the kindling. I knew it was worth all the shelving from the shop stock rooms.
There wasn’t any need for me to get involved, despite my love of power tools 😁 So I walked the dogs, cleaned, washed up (several times), cooked and got loads of other general ‘needs doing’ stuff done.
I also found the time to make some lemonade, to use up the glut of cheap lemons and limes I’d bought last week, fully intending to make lemon curd, but forgot to buy some wax coated discs for.
I’ve also made another Wiksten Tank for myself. Although, I still have to finish binding the sleeves, but that won’t take too long.
The boys managed to get 10 crates of kindling cut up, but there are still more shelves to get through 🙈
My 💪 hubby 💪 has cut all the trees up into rings and is now, even as I type (it’s nearly 9.45pm), splitting them into logs. I managed to get this photo before the sun went down.
If that wasn’t enough, my socks are drying on the line. They even look pretty when they’re inside out 💗
Time to put clean sheets on the beds and get a spot of knitting in now before bed, me thinks.