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Hey, sleeping bear,
Wake up and go to bed!
Surely you know it's time to rest your weary head.
Time to crawl in your den,
Slow your breathing and
hibernate for the winter.
The weather has cooled,
The wind's icy cold,
The snows are coming today
To blanket your winter home.
I found for you, the perfect place
To slowly decelerate your pace,
Rest, Sleep, We will see you again
We will see you in the spring.
OK, I know, that was rather corny but oh well~~~
Bill has been at it again.
This time he built a time-saving, back-saving bunk.
A bunk for stick firewood for the cabin.
It works great. We fill it with a trailer load of hardwood tops,
cut them a foot long for the pot-bellied stove,
Zip, Zip, Pile, Pile, and we are done.
Of all the things my dear has come up with,
This one is a keeper.
Whatever saves our aging backs and bones.
We will keep this one and build another when this one falls by the wayside, tired as we.
I know, we have been making firewood all year.
It's what we do to stay warm and we have even sold a cord or few.
We are under a wet snowstorm warning for today so we are grateful to have wood for the fire. We couldn't afford to fill the fuel tank this year so at least we have what God gave us to keep the fires burning.
I just realized that I do not need another sweater or a new pair of jeans.
I know how to sew, patch and mend, I know how to knit and crochet. I have plenty of fabric and yarns. I will re-use, re-purpose.
All I need for the winter, is to burn what's freely lying on our forest floor for warmth,
Eat what has filled our freezer and pantry shelves from harvesting our own gardens. We have been blessed with venison, partridge, fish, chicken and pork to nourish our bodies. We will share with our family.
We have our Bible to fill our lost souls with His word, and
Hugs. Hugs from our loved ones fulfill all, whether in person or from afar. We feel the warm embrace.
Find your hug.
Find your warmth.
God Bless You All