Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Collecting Kindling Before The Rains

Four empty feed bags meant I needed to fill them with dry kindling before the rain got all the fallen dry branches wet.

 After walking Morgan and feeding the chickens I went back in the house and put on my muck boots and headed out to pick up sticks.

I like to wear my boots because I stomp on the bigger branches to break them up into 6 to 8 inch pieces. It doesn't take long to fill a bag.

The forest still looks green because of all the fir trees, but the forest floor is deep in oak leaves. About half the leaves have fallen and I'm in hopes the two storms will knock the rest of the leaves down.

I love being outside in the cool weather and will like it even better after the rains have soaked the leaves.

Raking leaves and trimming trees of dead branches is much nicer when I don't have to deal with clouds of dirt I rake up with the leaves and stuff falling off branches all over me when I cut down a branch.

I'm looking forward to cool days and cold nights with the wood stove warming the house.


LindaG said...

I knew the little branches were good for something.
Nice pictures. Have a good evening, Callie. :)

Little Messy Missy said...

Sounds lovely. A nice warm stove...perhaps with some thing simmering in a dutch oven on top. :0)

Becky's Barnyard said...

We are going to have a few cool nights after the front moves through tonight, but then warm up again for about a week.

diane b said...

Sounds like you are getting well prepared for your favoured cooler weather.

John Gray said...

its been too long.... just catching up!!!
love the pumpkins BTW

lisa said...

I love the cool weather as long as it is not cold. I hate to wear all the layers that go with the cold weather!

Carol............. said...

The most important part of a fire...kindling!

Sounds like you're getting prepared.