Our final weekend of tree chopping...for now. The skid-steer comes in handy while moving around and stacking giant logs. It is especially nice to use the heavy machinery to drag a freshly downed tree closer to the fire, and then cut it into easier to manage pieces to be thrown into the flames. I think we have a pretty good system in place.
To catch a break from the heat- 91* this weekend- we ran down to our new Menards to pick up the culverts needed for the driveway. We pulled into the lot and the worker said he wasn't sure where they were as the floor location wasn't specified. Cody pointed down the aisle and said they were impossible to miss. Boy, was he right.
The boys would have played inside them all evening if we let them. Remind me why we buy them toys again? lol At least I will know where to find them if they ever go missing.
As our two gigantic culverts were being loaded onto the trailer at Menards, a truck pulled up next to us to pick up some small culverts as well. He yelled out the window, "Now that's a culvert!" We laughed because he probably thought the ones he was buying were big.
While I am not the firebug in the family, using the "jetpack" as we call it, was my favorite job! Have a fire that wouldn't keep going? Maybe the trees were too green and wouldn't start burning? I'VE GOT IT! It is insane at how high the flames would reach when you blow a little air into the fire. Not to mention it was the easiest job- sans the whole standing beside a fire in 90 degree heat. Well, actually...sharpening the blade on the chainsaw might have been the easiest job. Look at Cody sitting down on the job. ;)
Cody and I were born and raised in tiny towns ten minutes from one another in Southern Indiana. We met through youth group, fell in love, and moved away to start our lives together. Nearly ten years and three beautiful baby boys later, it’s finally time to move home! Follow along on our journey as we build our forever home; a barndominium.