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

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Embracing Spring!

I do believe the time has come to embrace the warmth and sunshine of spring!  I have to admit I am looking forward to the day when we don't have to make a fire in the morning to get the chill out of the cabin, and no dust, no ashes, no wood chip stragglers to clean up...Johny would say no chopping...oh yes, I am looking forward to it!

In celebration, I hung these colorful glass balls and chimes around the porch...they are my spring/summer 'sparklies' and have replaced everything about snow...soon I'll be hanging out the hummingbird feeders too!

But all play and no work makes for...hmm, dunno...and we've been busy today...

Johny's been chopping lots and lots of wood (yes, we've pretty much used up what we had and now we have to scramble to fill some of the shelves back up, even if it's only needed for a short time longer). And I've almost finished my rock wall!  I still need to collect 7 or 8 big rocks to finish the edge (you can see the post on the left corner of the picture, I want to bring the rocks to the outside of that shadow line) and a bunch of smaller rocks to fill in the spaces.

I did have a little medical emergency...ok, not really an emergency at all, but I thought if I said that I would peak your interest...I dropped a rock on my thumb and was going to post a picture but decided it was best to let you use your imagination and not force you to look at it...don't worry, it's not mangled or anything, just bloody.  I can still type, so all is well:)

I hope you are having a great Saturday and can feel spring in the air in your part of the woods!

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


Powell River Books said...

Ouch! Take care of that thumb. I love your sparklers, especially the second one. So bright and summer like. We had to go out and cut some extra wood before we left the cabin last time. We have a sandy beach near us where we can get semi-dry stuff. It has been sitting in the "sun" under the woodshed roof for two weeks. Hopefully there will be enough dry to burn when Wayne gets home next week. - Margy

Susie Swanson said...

Oh I bet that hurt.. Sounds like me.. I'm accident prone.. I love your sparklers. Would love to have some of those myself.. I'm like you, I'll be glad when we can turn the heat off for good.. We've had a few pretty days and I wish it would stick around.. Don't work to hard..

Lise said...

Thanks ladies, it did hurt, but I must have doctored it up real well because it is healing beautifully!

I do believe I will need to buy a few more of those sparklers, I love how they catch the sun!

Dad/Pepere said...

Great photos of beautiful chimes...the rock wall is looking great. I'm sure you will appreciate the hard work when you see it doing it's thing when it rains. Hugs!

Lise said...

We had a huge storm last night dad, and the rock wall is working! Hugs back!