…which means we need to get our booties in gear! With wood stoves as being our main source of heat out here, Jacob and I have spent the past few weeks bucking, chopping and stacking lots and lots of wood.
Jacob and Randy bucking up a fallen oak on a hot November day… it was hard to imagine needing all the firewood with it being 80 degrees and all. Meanwhile I lugged all that wood from the ground to the trucks.
the boys had a BLAST where we went to get the wood- they got to roam free. Exhaustion came quickly for Boudreaux
all piled in the trucks! now to move it to the driveway and get chopping.
now on the driveway…
while Jacob started chopping I started hauling already chopped wood by the bucket-load to our back patio for easy access during the winter months
a pretty piece of wood I became obsessed with… I love how everything here continues to grow and harbor life!
almost done with this pile! you will notice Totoro to the right… he was my wood inspector all weekend, sniffing every single piece of wood I added
all covered and ready for rain!
We have also done erosion prep for the coming rains (let’s hope we get them!).
I put jute in front of our house where it had first been ivy-covered and then just barren dirt
Another major project Jacob, his pop and I have been working on is another wall. I know. Another wall?! Well this wall was mandated by our engineer as a temporary way to fix where we undermined the the wall on one side of our house.
nine yards of gravel delivered
and it’s all going here
We are not quite there yet… but we are much more prepared for winter now! Come and get us, white walkers.