Dustin and I are just itching, itching to get this place moving. We've got orchards to plant, firewood to stack, guinea fowl to purchase and vegetable beds to make. So when we found out the weather was going to be tolerable, we made plans. We spend the morning trimming branches, gathering fallen limbs and just having fun.
We use the little branches for kindling, but any chance to use a chainsaw is a good one. Luckily Dustin's chain saw is on the small size, so it's a bit easier for me to use. In general, I don't like the noise of the chainsaw, but I do like the power. Plus it is so much faster then using a pair of clippers.
The kids helped for most of the morning, but they would take breaks to play. Frozen puddles? Yes please.
We also spent some time cutting a trail through our meadow. We intend to make a camping site back there, but it's a beast to get to with all the underbrush, so we figured we would problem solve it before spring. Dustin has high hopes for some bush crafting back there.
Also, the chickens were well played with. And chased. And fed. And held. And had a photoshoot.
While the kids were busy with the chickens, Dustin and I counted how many maple trees we could tap. We got Mr. E to help set the taps and I wish I took a picture of Jay helping while wearing Lou's hot pink roller skates. It was aMAzing and adorable. But the camera can't go everywhere!
The night was finished with a trip to the Fort Wayne Philharmonic to see the Ukulele Wizard. Seriously, an amazing performance. The music was lovely and inspiring. And a special thanks to Ed and Claudia, the kid's adopted grandparents, for watching our children. We love you!