Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

An Evening at the Dillsboro Luminaries Festival

This evening we went to the Dillsboro Luminaries Festival, a festive holiday celebration lighting the streets of Dillsboro with 2,500 luminaries (bags with lit candles inside, makes them 'glow').  It was quite lovely. Dillsboro is a quaint historic town we pass through on our way to Sylva.  

It was a nice reprieve after our second day of shredding branches for garden mulch.  The equipment worked perfectly, which of course meant we were engaged in heavy labor for most of the day.  I have to admit, I was surprised by the endurance required to pull the branches from the piles, cut them to sizes that the shredder/mulcher would accept, push the branches through the machine, pull the mulch from beneath and spread it.  Good golly our bodies are pooped.

Sadly, we didn't finish the mulching...we used all the wood we had piled up, but it wasn't enough (I so dislike when I think I am going to complete a project and then can not, know what I mean?).  Coming along though, wouldn't you say?
Our next step is to scrounge the woods for fallen branches, of which there are plenty.   But that will not happen tomorrow, for we shall rest.  And be thankful. 

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Pretty Christmas lights. Wish I knew how to take better night time pictures.

Have a great Sunday!

Dad/Pepere said...

Shred baby, shred! Hugs!

Lise said...

I'm lucky Patti, my camera has a special setting for it, so it's easy, as long as I can hold my hands steady:)

Hugs back dad!