Conversations in the Woods
January 16, 2013, 9:46 pm
Filed under: January 2013
Another load, plenty more to go

Another load, plenty more to go

January 16, 2012

Today, I was supposed to clean up in the sugarhouse, but it was just too nice to be inside. I started my day with a visit from an old friend…he isn’t old, our friendship is 😮 We had a great visit catching up on life and families. We walked my farm and woods for a bit. The conversation and company was as nice as the scenery.

We walked through the woods on one of the maple sap roads. I showed him our wetlands and part of the woodlot. I spent some time showing off the sugarhouse. I am sure the “sweet delight” of having one, was easy to detect, as my words spilled forth.

After lunch, I spent some time cleaning up some downed limbs and branches in the center of the woods. I made quite a pile of firewood in a short time. I was pleased with my progress, but much work remains. I harnessed the horses and waited for my hired man to get here from school.

We did chores so that everyone was fed. We next hitched to the sled and went out after that load of wood. My hired man and I talked about school, an up coming ski trip and future work plans. I like it that I can give him a project and not worry about him getting it completed…. even if skiing and girls are on his mind 😮

The horses handled the big load easily, even though there was no snow. They wanted to trot with the sled, but I held them back. The slower trip is safer and easier for an old lame man to hold on! I talked to the horses a little too. They are far from broke the way that I want them to be, but we get closer every day. They know their names now as Knight and Hoss …. for a while they thought their names were “whoa and Dammit”

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i guess Whoa Dammit is better than a hammer handle between the ears (prince)
love Bella 🙂

Comment by Bella

You are so right …but don’t believe everything your daddy says 😮

Comment by ricelandmeadows

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