So is there anything more satisfying than stacking logs?
Hazel, oak and ash from local farms and hedges that have either fallen or been laid.
The tractor arrived and it just put a big smile on my face. We unloaded them and swapped winter stories and then I got to work.
Picking up each log by hand and stacking them carefully is one of my favourite autumnal jobs. I put on a hat a fleece so that when the leaves are being blown around my head by the chilly gusty wind, I don’t feel it.
This job always gives me the feeling of preparedness. The knowing that I have stacked a load of warmth for my family. Come all sorts of weather, power cuts or snow, I know that at the very least it will be warm and dry in our home.
We got the stove chimney swept and I chopped a good pile of kindling in readiness.
I hate the short, grey, wet days but I now know that no matter how bad things get I can always put on a roaring fire and hunker down with a good book.
Winter is coming but no need to worry because warmth is now guaranteed.