The weather was absolutely perfect for the middle of February. The sun was shining and the air was still. The temperature was even acceptable. The morning was spent chopping down a few trees and lighting the fire pit to burn the branches and an old couch. The fire burned for hours.
Normally I'm not a big fan of chopping down living trees and today wasn't much different but these trees were blocking our solar panels and they had to go. Originally we tried to just top the trees and hope that would do it but as we watched the panels we discovered that the 2 pines and 2 maples were still cutting down on our solar harvest in the morning. During the winter, when solar hours are at a low, we couldn't afford to have panels that aren't producing. So, as sad as it was, 4 big beautiful trees found their way into my burning pile. I now have a huge empty spot between my house and the neighbour. Can't wait for spring so I can go out and dig some holes and plant some new, smaller trees to help block the view of the house next door.
|two dogs, two goats and a yard full of snow|
Brock and Jenna came out to help chop down the trees and play in the yard with the dogs and the goats. The dogs are learning to respect the goats' space.
Jenna and I built our first snow woman of the year. She had pine cones for eyes, cantaloupe slice for a mouth and a wedge of cantaloupe for the nose. And of course she had a broom in her hand so she could get some work done.
Amber brought the girls out in the afternoon and left them with Gma so she could go shopping with Jenna. The girls and I spent time playing in the yard with the sled.
Gracie had fun making snow angels.
The evening was spent at the bowling alley. Poor Gpa had an errand to run and he missed out on all the fun. We used his credit card so he could feel included (haha).
|Gracie with her 6 pound ball|
|Sydney giving a big push|
|The bowling crew|
By the end of the day I was so tired I couldn't wait to fall into bed. Sometimes it is more restful to work than stay home :)