Last weekend we trekked to the U.P. to visit Garth’s family. It’s hard to believe it had been since Labor Day that we’d been up there, and that we wouldn’t make it again until at least Christmas. We always have such a great time when we visit. I remember how antsy Garth got during those summers of apartment living. Who’d have thought that not having a lawn to maintain, flowers to plant, and so forth would be the source of complaints! But being the hard worker he is, he enjoys putting in a hard day’s work. That, and he likes playing with big toys like tractors! Sorry babe, no need for a tractor ’round these parts just yet!
With much of the needed firewood already cut and stacked, it simply needed to be split and stored in the woodshed. While the boys (and Kegan – she’s a hard worker too!) worked on that much of Saturday, the kids and I enjoyed some time with Mom and Jill. When Calder finally went down for a nap, Jill and I headed out for a walk.
When all was done I believe they put up about 6.5 face cords of wood. (I think I said that right. I would have said “lots” but I suppose “face cord” is a more standardized unit of measure in this case!).
(I think this one has to be my favorite of this series! Perhaps not the best technically, but seeing the guys together, working hard, and yet having a good time – that’s pretty cool!)
Considering the possible injuries that could have resulted, we’ll take the hole in the glove – even if it did happen much earlier than Dad would have liked!
Somehow, I managed to get through the weekend with very few pictures of the kids with their cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and great-grandparents! I tell ya, I’m slippin’ here folks! I’ll be sure to capture a few of those shots when we head that way for Christmas – which is surprisingly right around the corner!
See what best shots are stacking up over at Tracey’s.