With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Outdoor Wednesday ~ Haulin' Logs

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday ~ Haulin' Logs

All of the leaves are at the curb and waiting for the trucks to come by and vacuum them up. Now it's on to stacking wood.
Lots of wood.
Wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow full...
Wheeling each load to the back yard patio for stacking. We'll fill five of these racks which should last an average winter.
If not we'll order a bit more
Filling our home with warmth and ambiance (and a substantial savings on our heating bills)
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
Proverbs 14:23Visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for her many links to more
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The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love the smell of a wood fire more than anything. SO neat!

Happy Outdor Wed!


Sheila :-)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi Cute thing!

Now that pile of wood looks to be a lot of work to me. Uggggh!

Hey-- I became one of your followers-- if you get a moment, stop by and say hi!

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I'm like Claudia...hard work...I've done it before. Our January ice storm created more wood than I care to think about. Enjoy your winter fires!!!

Tracy Suzanne said...

It does look like a lot of work but oh' how nice the reward will be. You said it perfectly with this quote:

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. Proverbs 14:23

(Thanks for reminding me).


marie said...

I like Proverbs 14:23. It's a simple truth isn't it? What a lovely profit it will be on those cold wintery nights!
I hope you find great enjoyment in the fruits of your labors.
I liked this post very much!

Light and Voices said...

A cozy warm fire certainly will add to the holidays ahead. Nice post!
Joyce M

Miss Jen said...

Awww~ nothing like a hot toasty
fire whilst sipping hot cider!!!

Happy December, Mrs.H!

Love~ Miss Jen

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

I love how you can see the fire through your stove-That was a lot of wood to stack

Mildred said...

I think a fire in the fireplace is so relaxing. Hope you are having a good week.

Take Care,
Grasshopper Legs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hard work but it is so nice to enjoy to sit and enjoy the fireplace. It is even better if it helps to heat your home.

luna miranda said...

a lot of hard work that eventually pays off when you needed some warmth. wonderful shots.

hip chick said...

That is hard work...but there is nothing like sitting next to a warm fire at the end of a long day.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ummmmmmmmm, this looks like work to me! I'm retired! LOLOLOL...I'll sit by the fire tho, and drink egg nog.

My O W is now posted. Today a slide show of us attending the famous Texas King Ranchhand Breakfast. Come see a bit of 'history' if you can.

It's Here

Denise said...

I love your pictures; I can almost feel the warmth from your woodstove! We're getting wood delivered today. Our woodstove is in the basement, hooked to the furnace. I'd love to have one upstairs, too, so that we could watch the fire. Enjoy your toasty fire!

Oh, and I love that verse!

Mary said...

Your fireplace looks so inviting. Come January and February all that hard work will pay off. I hope you have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

My Grama's Soul said...

Living in AZ - I don't have to haul much wood - but I do so love a warm fireplace. Yours looks so inviting.



Lady Farmer said...

There is nothing like wood heat to make a home cozy! We heat solely with wood and appreciate the amount of work that goes into cutting, chopping, stacking and hauling wood for an entire winters fuel! (We burn on average, 5 cords each winter ~ 1 cord=4'x4'x8'of closely stacked wood.)
*Warm* Blessings!

Robert Walker said...

Just found your blog! Great shots!

Janice said...

I'm afraid I was only too happy to give up woodburning in favour of heating that comes on at the flick of a switch or on a timer! It is a lot of hard work but there is nothing quite like a real fire.

crochet lady said...

I have fond memories of wood time growing up. Cutting stackin and hauling was always alot of work, but my dad always made it fun. We burn gas now, so no more wood. Part of me is a bit sad about that and part of me is glad!

grey like snuffie said...

Wowza...that's a lot of wood. Loved checking out your cute hats in the left column...I just learned to knit last year and I am seriously addicted. My current projects are both felted...a stained glass purse and table top snowmen....thanks for stopping by my blog.

Diane said...

When our fireplace was a wood-burning one, I actually used to enjoy stacking wood. Now...this old back would object! Luckily, we had a gas unit installed! ;-)
Enjoy the warmth, Lori! There's nothing like curling up in front of a fireplace!

Leslie said...

my husband would love to have a wood fire but alas we live in military housing and that is not something that is given to us.

Joycee said...

Looks like you are well prepared for a cold winter! We were only in the 30's here in Arkansas today, brrr!


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