Hubby worked some more today on splitting wood. He wanted to know why I took this picture of him splitting a toothpick, why didn’t I get him splitting a real piece of wood.
Julie splitting her first piece of wood.
Grace getting ready to split her first piece. All girls need to know how to split wood. After practicing splitting, we got busy and hauled all that Hubby had split into the wood building and stacked it up. He almost has all the wood split that we have cut so we will soon have to cut more. Oh the joys of heating with wood! Seriously, it is a lot of work but it is definitely good heat and all it costs us is our work. Not a bad trade in my opinion.
We worked on school today, did some house cleaning. The ladies will be coming tomorrow for bible study. Supper tonight is baked spaghetti with lots of mozzarella cheese and home made garlic breadsticks. We also have some cushaw pie left with whipped cream.
I hope you all are not tired of sunrise pictures. I just love a beautiful sunrise and we get some amazing ones here. I thought this one this morning was especially beautiful.
Today while the girls worked on school, I worked on the dreaded refrigerators. We have two refrigerators here in the house. One is a side by side and the other is just a regular refrigerator with the freezer on top. So many little cups of this and cups of that had been stored over the holidays. It was getting impossible to find space to put new cups of this and that. I decided enough was enough. I cleaned both of them out completely, removed the shelves and washed them. I stood back and looked at them and was amazed at how much better they looked. Empty but better. So good that I decided to do the freezers too. Amazing! I actually have space in the fridges and the freezers now. I thought I would never get all those containers washed. I decided since the girls were working so hard on school, I would let them out of that chore today. Thats one job I am glad to have done.
While we were inside working on this Hubby was busy splitting wood. (Dave, he has your splitting maul sharpened and ready for you!) After we were finished inside, we went out and helped him move all the split wood inside the wood building. It was a fairly nice day for working outside. Temperature was around 30 degrees with occasional sunshine.
Every day the weather permits the girls try to take Jasper on a walk. They want to teach him how to walk on a lease. They call this their P.E. class. They walk to the top of the hill on the tractor road. As you can tell, the kitten goes too. Sometimes, however, Dad has a real P.E. class for them. Anyone who has ever moved much wood knows what a workout that can be. It was a beautiful day for working outside. A litte windy, as usual, but warm with lots of sunshine. The last two days, however, have not been so nice. Lots of fog and wet. Oh well. The girls were probably glad for the fog. The splitter was loaned to us from a friend at church. We are very thankful for the use of it. Splitting wood by hand, I think, is a young man job. The older we get the harder it is to do. So thanks again, Dale. We appreciate it. Hubby is gone today with other church members to shoot some clays. The place, I think, is called Primland and that’s about all I know. They go there quite often. George has been looking forward to going with them for quite some time. They seem to always have lots of fun. Tonight is our Halloween Alternative at church. We call it Christfest. Lots of fun. Dress Up-kids and adults. Lots of games and candy. I will try to get some pictures to post so you all can see what fun it really is. I pray everyone enjoys the children tonight and that everyone will be safe. In my Daily Bread devotional today, it talks about children tonight filling their bags with candy and then it asks “What are we filling our vessels with?” Think about it tonight every time you drop candy in a child’s bag. If we are not filled with the Holy Spirit, we leave room for other things to fill us. End of sermon. God Bless.