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

Monday, July 29, 2013

Feels Like Fall!

Yesterday was a slightly cloudy but wonderfully cool day with little humidity...but today, it feels like fall...delightful in every way...dry...breezy...sunny...cool (cold this morning)...blue sky.  I know I said this yesterday, but I sure do love this mountain cabin living!

Speaking of blue, we are jumping up and down with excitement that our blueberry bushes are producing this year (we haven't had any berries at all the past two years).  They are still a little rosy and holding on to a bit of tart and tang, but this cool weather should sweeten them up!

Speaking of berries, we found a few blackberries ripening...they have been hit hard with all the rain, so finding a few is pleasant.  The ripe ones are still quite sour, but we are hoping the cold kisses a little sweetness into them too!

With winter feeling like it's around the corner, we are really happy that our wood stores are built up...but alas, we don't feel like we should stop chopping (with as wet a spring and summer we've had, we are wondering if winter will also be wet, chilly and bitter) so Johny is going to build two more racks, one in the left corner where you see a pile of logs, and the other at the other end of the racks near the stairs (on the far side where you see Johny, bent over).  Bring it on, Mr. Winter, we're going to be ready!

I hope you don't tire of these mountain views, but on a day like today, I can't help but share...love this view (if you look at the picture of the cabin above, this view is seen when you are standing on the porch on the left side of the cabin just above the wood  racks you see in the picture above).

I do hope you are enjoying your day as much as I am...in celebration of this fall like day, I am creating a marinade/sauce for grilling pork (if it's good I'll be sure to share the recipe) and we will be eating fresh green beans and potatoes (mashed) from our garden ...life is good!

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Ann said...

I can see blueberry pie or cobbler in your future! How wonderful to have them in your own yard. Dinner sounds yummy also. Cabin life looks heavenly.

Dad/Pepere said...

Glad to see the berries coming in...hopefully, you did not get so much rain to spoil them as occurred in other parts of NC. Your dinner plans sound fallish and tasty. May I join you? Hugs!

Powell River Books said...

I love blueberries, but we don't have enough moisture to get them to grow near us. But we do have lots of blackberries. They are ripening early so we should have some to enjoy between now and late August. We've also got a good start on our woodshed. It is almost full. That won't get us through the winter. Rather than going out cutting in the new year to augment our supply, this year we plan to cut up extra and store it on our raft covered with a tarp. Then when we need more, we can just move it into the shed. Otherwise, we have to let it dry out before using and that isn't always easy to dod. - Margy

Lise said...

Thanks Ann, and I have a fabulous blueberry pie recipe, can't wait!

Dad, you and Donald are always welcome to join us for any meal!

Sounds like you have a great wood plan Margy, one can never have too much wood!