Monday, April 8, 2013

Back to reality

Since getting home we have been busy getting ready for winter. Lawns had to be mowed, and gutters cleaned and the wood pile has to be added too.
These are the times I really feel frustrated and useless. I cannot do all I once did so the bulk of the work falls to hubby to do.
Today we added to the wood pile, I drove the tractor and helped him bring the wood around for him to split. I love driving the tractor make me feel like ol macdonald lol.
It's also much easier on your back not having to keep bending, we have the bucket at waist night and you can keep splitting quite easily.
Having the splitter is soooo much easier than swinging an axe, I used to do it that way for many many years. Probably why I have such huge arms now!
The trees are still green with only a few leaves turning, which is unusual as by now they are usually almost bare.
I'm not sure what that means, but I think we are skipping autumn this year and going straight into winter.
How is the weather in your part of the world?
See ya


  1. I remember those days of having a fire place. That is why I do not have one now. We could never keep of with all the work.

    Have you looked at the rocket stove ideal. It take less wood to operate. I have looked at many videos. And thought. Wow. Giving wood a rethink.

  2. Is that 'old Angela Macdonald' or 'old Macdonald Angela' then again maybe just plain 'old Angela' Hehe! Yes I feel the hard work coming on with the wood carting too. Luckily we also have a 'ducted' gas furnace to help us out if need be. Sue

  3. Same with us. We have gone from hot and summery to just plain old cold and missed an easing in period of autumn. Still it has cleared a bit today.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  4. Its beautiful, autumny ( its a word now) here in Newcastle- still in short sleeves, nights a little cooler. Ruby is hanging in there, so am I. Sending love Angela (and a trailer for some of that firewood.) LOL Lisa xx