This evening's view...
I did a variety of work today. Tending the greenhouse, transplanting tomatoes and peppers inside, several loads of laundry, time on the spinning wheel, and making what has become our customary meal: beans, brown rice, and fresh greens. I usually try to do 'my list', as well as help 'T' out when he is doing heavy work. 'T' worked on cutting wood all day. The weather today was rainy. Dark, cloudy and windy. Not my favorite weather.
We ran out of firewood at the end of March. We tried for the month of April to find an honest person to deliver firewood, and at a somewhat reasonable price. We saw prices as high as $300 for 1 cord of spilt Doug Fir. It was tough! After talking with our new neighbors from South Dakota, they found the same situation...'hard to get the firewood'. These new neighbors are very nice, as when they found out we did not have any wood for heat, they offered us some from their wood pile. What a blessing! Although we declined, as we didn't want to cut into their supply. We toughed it out and found scrapes of lumber from T's woodworking, to burn for a short periods to take the chill off the house.
To hurry the pace, and keep most our strength,
we decided to use the tractor to move the spilt wood over to the woodshed.
Photo of ~T~ driving our JD through our lower pasture.