Thanksgiving is almost here, and the cold wet weather is on it’s way too. Gotta get ready!
Where the heck did this year go? I don’t remember having a summer. Well we did. It got really hot, and the grasshoppers came and ate my garden. Then the deer ate whatever was left. So I guess we did have a summer, but I really don’t remember it.
Now it’s almost Thanksgiving. Yikes! I guess this is one of those things about getting older. Time just disappears.
Well, today we are trying to get prepared for winter. Living off grid does require some advance planning and work. We can have some pretty harsh conditions some years, and there is no way of knowing in advance how harsh.
So, firewood is a necessity. I was starting to panic, because our firewood supplier got hurt, and hadn’t scheduled our delivery yet. Turns out he had injured himself, so he didn’t set up our delivery. Fortunately he is doing better, so we finally got the wood delivered – Thursday! Today Shana is outside busily stacking 2 cords. Well, she will stack probably 1 cord, then come inside in pain, and tell me “I’m ok”. I know she’s not, but she’s a grown woman, and I can’t force her to pace herself!
My project for the day (well, at least one of them) is to paint a garden shed. We built it last year, and never got it painted. So it’s going to start to show deterioration if we don’t get it painted before another winter. I have had it planned all week. Now I am waiting, because the paint doesn’t do well in cold temperatures.
I have more pumpkins to can. I need to do those soon.
I want to make a loaf of sourdough for dinner, and I have to prepare mashed potatoes for our church Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.
There’s a whole lot more on the list, but I think I’m gonna stop there.
Well, off to get things done!