I took this picture an hour ago showing Eddie and Racey chopping wood for the fire tonight. If they're not careful it turns into a little "male ego" competition to see who can get the biggest stack!
Racey and Eddie worked and sweated all through this last hot summer so we would have enough wood to make it through the winter without having to buy any. Now Racey is all stingy about when he will start a fire because he worked so hard on it. In years past our fires were for entertainment purposes only and now they are primarily for heating (so he says!)
Heat is not the only thing that we have to stay on top of. Laundry is a constant battle like it is in every household, and considering we don't use our electric dryer except for rainy day emergencies or when I really need to fluff what has dried on the outside line for a minute or two if it's overly 'crunchy'.
Well it's Halloween evening, McKenna has worked all day outside the home and I have a hot dinner ready for her and everyone else. We will start a small fire, open the front door, turn the porch light on and welcome all the little ghouls and goblins to our little urban homestead!