It's wood weekend. We're renting a splitter with our friend/landlord and splitting a bunch of wood. We're sharing the work and we're sharing the wood to heat our homes this winter.
We live in "woodsville" you could say. Our house is surrounded by woods.
And stashed here and there and everywhere around the property are piles of cut wood. Discarded wood from old building projects, neatly stacked cedar planks for finishing the outside of the house, and felled trees that are drying this year before they become next winter's heat.
I don't take many photos of these particular woods surrounding our house since I find it rather messy and not so pretty.
But our view of the living woods - the golden, scarlet and ochre of this season - more than make up for the less-than-pleasant, ramshackle wood piles.
This week the kids and I started moving some of that wood (the ramshackle bits) into an organized wood pile, near the basement door. We're newbies at this so it's not a work of art but it does the job. There will be a lot more wood stacking happening during the month of October, getting ready for winter.
And slowly, as we heat our house over the next couple of years, we'll be tidying up all the unsightly wood piles around the property. And maybe then I'll actually post photos with more than this view.
We went hiking last weekend in these woods around our house - a day's worth of hiking (even a summit) right outside our door. I do love these woods.