Hubby is still at it 3 hours later and look at that pile of firewood behind him. If he was using his axe like he did last year, this pile would have taken more than a week to chop, and I'd be missing his help inside the house.
I helped by loading up the firewood into our little wagon and pulled it around to the front of the house, where we stack the firewood close to the basement door. Our woodstove is in the basement and it has a fan to force the heat into the rest of the house. We spend more time in the basement in winter than we do in summer.
Smart me, I had chili going in the crockpot all day. Every time we came inside the house, the smell of chili just about made us crazy! I'm glad I didn't have to cook after being outside most of the day! I did make up some fresh corn chips and corn bread, because what's chili without corn bread?? This bowl is all that's left from a big crockpot of chili!
I took the Baby in for a check up and he is gaining and growing.. He now weighs 9.2 lbs and is 22 3/4 inches. He has discovered his fingers and contentedly sucks on them. Since he found them, he has been much easier to put down for a nap and he soothes himself to sleep. None of the girls sucked their thumbs or fingers and we don't use pacifiers. I was a thumb sucker and when I was little, I called it "thucking my thumb", of course, that's how it sounds when you say it while your thumb is in your mouth.