One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Preparing for Winter

These photos do not even show the last two or three truckloads the guys brought home this week.    Hubby's brother-in-law happened to see a home with a downed tree, and a sign saying it was free wood.  

The bad part was, that it was cut into those gigantic pieces that most folks do not want to mess with.  Hubby, his brother-in-law, his nephew, and my son, took the wood splitter up and cut it all. There were a few near accidents, but the all came through it in one piece (thank goodness).

We are thrilled.  It's red oak.  The best wood to burn for heat. We are ever so grateful for it.  They guys also took a rake to clean up the person's yard before leaving.

Proud "Mom" Moment:  Hubby said a woman across the street asked where that "young man" was, that had been out helping, and she told Hubby she never saw such a "hard worker."  His brother-in-law told him the same thing.  That "young man" they were talking about is my son.

They brought home 7 full truck loads.  And guess what?  There are more in neighboring yards, and they came out and asked if Hubby wanted it too.  I guess we're getting more wood.  Oh, and the wood is oak too.


Kim said...

Blessings from above never cease. PTL for all the wood to warm your home and family this winter.

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Good for your family, and good for your son. It's always great when parents get compliments for their parenting. I'd make him a cake or something! It's funny the old- one persons trash is another person treasure.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

That's quite a bit of wood. So glad for you to get so much for a little bit of hard work.
Good work ethics are NOT hard to come by (everybody can have them) ...but there just seldom seen anymore. Good job raising a hard worker.
:) Pat

Liz said...

Free oak? Sure can't beat that!

Willow said...

Warm hearts seem to be helping you stay warm this Winter :)

EMMA said...

Great news about the wood. We're up to our eyeballs in it at the moment. My father in law owns some forest area so every spare moment my husband, f.i.l and nephew are busy felling, chopping and stacking it all to dry.
How lovely that the hard working 'young man' is none other than your son!!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So much hard work but looks like you will all be staying nice and warm this winter. We find it grueling just wheeling the delivered wood from the driveway to the back of the house and stacking it. Guess we need a hard working son :)