Video: Ice Skating With Pete

The pond froze over just enough to bust out the ice skates a couple of weeks ago.  This was only my 2nd or 3rd attempt at ice skating ever.  If I remember correctly, the first time I tried skating on the pond I used Izzy for balance.   🙂

Ice Skating

This time I was able to pull myself up on my own only to soon discover that Pete was extremely interested and very confused as to what the hell I was doing.  It was his first ice skating adventure.

Oh Pete.


Winter Prep Day

We’re spending our day today cleaning up some trees that fell over last winter & this past summer on our land.  We gave away the last of our wood pile to some friends a couple of weeks ago so we need to replenish our supply for this winter.  I spent part of yesterday moving all of my plants away from & off of the wood stove & getting the wood holders ready.

Wood Stove

We recently were able to buy 3 1/2 more acres of timber from our former neighbor who sold their property.   Outside of the timber around our property is a lot of agricultural land; mostly corn & bean fields.  We’re always worried someone will buy the land that meets our property line and clear out the trees.  That is our biggest fear.  When the opportunity to purchase the extra few acres arose we jumped at the chance.

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